||M78 Object RA 05:46:47 Dec
haze, poor seeing and large amount of light pollution as well as a full
Moon in the sky
||53 minutes (53 X 60 seconds)
||Canon 60Da DSLR
||SkyWatcher Esprit 120 f/7 APO refractor
with a focal length of 840 mm
||Bedford, Nova Scotia
||This image was processed entirely in Images Plus.
stacking, statistical filter applied to reduce noise before stretching.
used to enhance the image. Masked noise reduction using a frequency
domain lowpass filter applied to the image to take the excessive noise
down to an acceptable level. Image cropped and binned 2 by 2. Final
a slight start reduction rounded out the
processing. Since the 60Da has on sensor dark suppression no darks were
used in the calibration.