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Saturday, June 12, 2010

M8, the "Lagoon nebula" as a LRGB-broad band image




M8, pure LRGB-composition.

The telescope and technical information:


16" RCOS ja Apogee U9000 camera. 
LRGB combo.
Luminance 7x300s., Dark and Flat calibrated.
Red 5x300s, Dark calibrated 
Green 5x300s, Dark calibrated 
Blue 5x300s, Dark calibrated 
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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