||M45 Object RA 3:46:59 Dec
||52 minutes (26 X 2 minutes)
||Canon 60Da DSLR
||Prime focus of a SkyWatcher Esprit 120
f/7 APO refractor.
||Bedford, Nova Scotia
||This image was processed entirely in Images Plus.
stacking, statistical filter applied to reduce noise before stretching.
stretching and split star processing
used to enhance the image. Masked noise reduction using a frequency
domain lowpass filter applied to the DSO layer while the star layer was
given a slight blur then the layers were
recombined. Image binned 2 by 2. Final sharpening
applied using LR deconvolution with a mask to protect the stars. Since
the 60Da has on sensor dark suppression no darks or bias frames were
used in the calibration.