|| M96 Object RA 10:46.8 Dec -11:49
|| 70 minutes (7 X 10 minutes)
||Canon 350D DSLR
||8" f/4 Schmidt Newtonian Telescope
||Calibration, stacking, background noise reduction and
initial star size reduction done with Images Plus .
Digita; development processing was used to produce two images with
different stretches, one showing the core detail and the other
stretched to show the outer arms of the galaxy. A layered masked stretch
technique was then used in Paint Shop Pro to combine both images.
Background correction and further noise
reduction applied in Paint
Shop Pro . The star colour was enhanced
and slight tracking error was removed
. The background suffered from low to medium frequency noise in the
form of blobs of colour which was corrected
using Paint Shop Pro. Finally the images was rescaled for this web page
and a minor sharpening run applied.