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73023Re: [ccd-newastro] M106

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  • Bernard Miller
    Jun 25, 2013
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      Bruce,

      Very nice image. Good detail in the core. There might be some more detail you could get in the outer arms, but I am looking at it on an iPad, so I am not sure.

      Bernard


      Sent from my iPad

      On Jun 25, 2013, at 6:13 PM, "waddington50" <bw_msg01@...> wrote:

      > This image was shot with a 12.5" CDK telescope and a QSI-640ws camera
      > working at f/8. The data were captured on three nights in June from a
      > dark-sky site near Anza, CA for a total LRGB integration of 7.3 hours.
      > I was actually rather late in the year getting to this target, so it was
      > too low in the northwest to get any H-alpha data. The well-known "jets"
      > are just barely visible in the red, and I imagine H-alpha data would
      > have definitely helped to bring them out better. The bulk of the
      > post-processing was done in CCDStack, with color balance using
      > ExCalibrator and final enhancement using Photoshop.
      >
      > http://www.oc-aisig.org/zenphoto/albums/Astronomy-Images/m106_lrgb_6.jpg
      > <http://www.oc-aisig.org/zenphoto/albums/Astronomy-Images/m106_lrgb_6.jp\
      > g>
      >
      > Thanks for looking - comments and criticism are welcome.
      >
      > Bruce W.
      >
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