||NGC 7497 Object RA 23:09:06
||3.75 hours (45 X 5 minutes)
||Canon 60Da DSLR
||Prime focus of a SkyWatcher Esprit 120
St. Croix, Nova Scotia and Marion Bridge Nova Scotia
||This image was processed entirely in Images Plus.
stacking, statistical filter applied to reduce noise before stretching. Three iterations of masked
stretching and split star processing
used to enhance the image. At each iteration a starless mask was
produces and used for the initial stretch of the original image in the
next iteration. Masked noise reduction using a frequency
domain lowpass filter applied to the DSO layer and then it was
recombined with the star layer. A final edge masked high pass filter
was used to add some contrast to the dust cloud. Image binned 2 by 2.
Since the 60Da has
on sensor dark suppression no darks were
used in the calibration.