Contains: M 52, NGC 7654, Bubble nebula, NGC 7635, NGC 7538, NGC 7510, The star 4Cas
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Bubble Claw and Stuff - LRGB

Technical card

Resolution: 3808x2024

Dates: Sept. 22, 2014

Frames:
Astrodon E-series Lum: 12x900" -20C bin 1x1
Astrodon Red G2E: 12x300" -20C bin 1x1
Blue Astrodon G2E: 12x300" -20C bin 1x1
Astrodon Green G2E: 12x300" -20C bin 1x1

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

Description

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.

Thank you for stopping on by,

-Hytham

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