NGC 7822 with Canon 60Da

Here is an image of NGC 7822 and CED 214 taken from a dark sky site. The objects are fairly low surface brightness emission reagions combined with a small open cluster to the center right. This image is the first real test of a new Canon 60Da from a dark site.


Object Object RA 00:04:42 Dec 67:10
Exposure 2 hours(24 X 300 seconds)
ISO 1600
Camera Canon 60Da DSLR
Optics Prime focus of a 200mm SkyWatcher f/5 Newtonian reflector with a Televu Paracor for a total focal length of 1150 mm

Marion Bridge, Nova Scotia

Processing Calibration, stacking, DDP, initial sharpening, star reduction Images Plus . Masked noise reduction applied in Images Plus beta 5. Contrast enhancement in Paint Shop Pro. Blue channel dimmed in center using a control point mask in Images plus beta 5. Image binned then resized for web display. Final sharpening done with a highpass filter in Paint Shop Pro using a masked layer.