NGC 1528 in Perseus


Scope: C8  f/2.8 Location: Del Mar, CA   2 Dec. 2004  Camera: ToUcam SC3

Exposure: 16 x 36  sec and 16 x 12 sec Luminance Exposures  with IR  Block and Orion SkyGlo  filters.   15 x 20 sec RGB Exposures

Processing: Images were captured in K3CCDTools 2. Aligned/stacked in Registax 3 and saved as FITS. Luminance and Color channels were scaled and rough color balanced in Astroart. Channels were co-registered in Astroart.  The 36 sec IR block exposure was used as the main luminance channel; the 12 second exposure was used to minimize star size somewhat and to help with separation between close stars.  Luminance and Color FITS were combined in Photoshop with Luminance Layering. Color balancing and final touches in Photoshop. SGBNR (PixInsight LE) was used to smooth background noise on  Luminance channel. Image was resized to 800 x 600.

This image was taken at a light polluted  site - so the skyglo filter was used. This was a guided image. NGC1528 is a medium bright Open Cluster in the constellation of Perseus.  Horizontal FOV is 30'



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