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Wednesday, May 19, 2010

M16, the "Eagle nebula"

Images are in natural broadband colors, boosted with H-alpha and an O-III.
provides great views to a Southern skies in Australia.
Technical details:

16" RCOS ja Apogee U9000 camera. HA:O-III and LRGB combo.
H-a 5x1200s, O-III 1x1200s, and 15x300s, Red 2x300s, Green 2x300s and Blue 2x300s. Dark calibrated, no flats.

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

Levels, curves and color combine in PS CS3.

In this version, only RGB and the Luminance data is used, no H-alpha nor O-III.

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