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Thursday, May 20, 2010

M 83, the "Southern Pinwheel"

M 83, in constellation Hydra, imaged with a Northern Galactic members remote telescope in Australia,

16" RCOS ja Apogee U9000 camera. 
LRGB combo.
 Luminance 6x300s, Red 4x300s, Green 3x300s and Blue 3x300s. Dark calibrated, no flats.
Raw data is shared with Petri Kehusmaa and J-P Metsavainio

Processing workflow:
Image acquisition, MaxiDL
Stacked and calibrated in CCDStack.
Deconvolution with a CCDSharp, 30 iterations.

Levels, curves and color combine in PS CS3.

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