Object RA 5:16:30, Dec 34:21
||2 hours (40 X 3 minutes)
||Canon 60Da DSLR
||200mm SkyWatcher f/5 Newtonian reflector with
Paracorr for a total focal length of 1150 mm
||St. Croix, Nova Scotia
||Calibration and stacking done in Images Plus.
Feature mask used to
split out the stars and the nebula layer was stretched with multiple
iterations of masked curves. LMS processing (see my processing tips
page) was used to increase the contrast of the nebula layer. Masked
additive colour balance was used to boost the red in the nebula image.
A large amount of masked star reduction was applied to both layers and
the nebula layer was sharpened using masked RL deconvolution/
Finally the star and nebula layers were recombined and the