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Contains:  Bode's nebulae, M 82, NGC 3034
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Hubble Data Processing: NGC 3034 (M82, Cigar Galaxy), 



    
        

            Min Xie

Hubble Data Processing: NGC 3034 (M82, Cigar Galaxy)

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Integration: 0.0 hours


Basic astrometry details

Astrometry.net job: 3248746

RA center: 9h 55' 53"

DEC center: +69° 40' 44"

Pixel scale: 0.192 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 317.848 degrees

Field radius: 0.085 degrees


Resolution: 1920x1051

Locations: Backyard, Coppell, Texas, United States

Data source: Professional, scientific grade data

Description

Tried to use Nikon 300mm with TC1.4III to shoot M81/M82 pair one time. But the distance is too much for 420mm. So here comes the Hubble version! The data could be found at MAST (https://mast.stsci.edu/portal/Mashup/Clients/Mast/Portal.html).

Target: NGC 3034 (M82)

Went back to Fits Liberator and Photoshop one more time. Somehow the auto-stretch results from different images are not normalized as expected. Converted FITS files to TIFF with Fits Liberator and manually leveled all images in Photoshop before HaRGB process started. Cosmetic touch-ups done in Photoshop. Final process completed in Lightroom.

ACS/WFC: F435W
ACS/WFC: F555W
ACS/WFC: F658N
ACS/WFC: F814W

Color Mapping (PixelMath):
Red - F814W, F658N
Green - F555W
Blue - F435W

The original data images are mosaics of multiple Hubble shots with each filter. The result of the mosaic is not very good. Took quite some time to heal the exposure gaps.

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Min Xie
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Hubble Data Processing: NGC 3034 (M82, Cigar Galaxy), 



    
        

            Min Xie