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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,  http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_9HcYqbvUc4s/S-b4XGoaKCI/AAAAAAAAEVg/lmCuJMbTT-c/s1600/NGTelescopeL.jpg

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 v4.xxx
Stacked and calibrated in CCDStack.
Deconvolution with a CCDSharp, 30 iterations.


Levels, curves and color combine in PS CS3.


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