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Friday, May 28, 2010

New target from the Australian Sky, M8

M8, the "Lagoon nebula" in Constellation Sagittarius.

New project, from Northern galactic remote telescope in Australia, has been started.
The Lagoon nebula, M8, in ionized Hydrogen light, H-alpha.

The telescope and technical information:

16" RCOS ja Apogee U9000 camera. 
LRGB combo.
H-alpha 4x1200s,  Dark and Flat calibrated.
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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