||Rosette Nebula NGC2238 RA 6:30.7
||60 minutes (30
X 2 minutes)
||Unmodified Canon 350D DSLR
||8" f/4 Schmidt Newtonian Telescope
Croix Observatory, St. Croix, N.S.
||This image was processed entirely in Images Plus. Calibration used
flats, flat darks, darks and bias frames. The image was processed using
split star processing and used masked stretches
to control star bloat. The background was neutralized to remove a red
bias and the stars split out of the image using the feature mask.
Additive colour balance in LAB mode was used with a mask to enhance the
red in the image. Multiscale decomposition was used to enhance and
sharpen the nebula image and a statistical filter was used to take down
the noise. The stars were recombined with the enhanced nebula and the
saturation boosted a bit.