Imaging telescope or lens: Takahashi FSQ106EDX
Imaging camera: FLI Ml 16803
Mount: Astro-Physics Mach 1 GTO
Guiding telescope or lens: Celestron Finderscope 9x50
Guiding camera: Orion SSAG
Accessory: FLI CFW-4-5 50mm Square
Dates: Sept. 22, 2014
Integration: 6.0 hours
Avg. Moon age: 27.92 days
Avg. Moon phase: 2.91%
Astrometry.net job: 372427
RA center: 349.500 degrees
DEC center: 61.201 degrees
Orientation: -89.407 degrees
Field radius: 2.090 degrees
Rev A: Full frame
Rev B: Crop
Rev C: (Thoughts please!)
- Star reduction in PS using mask created in PI
- Colour Enhancement in PS using a clipping mask created in PI to protect stars
- Enhanced the dark lanes in PS using curves and a layer mask
Tough area to process due to all of the freaking stars. Star mask creation using contours and then applied a morph transform which helped control the area a little. May need some more tweaking.
These wide fields of view definitely present a whole new set of unique challenges and it has been fun learning.
Comments and criticisms welcome.
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