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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
Stacked and calibrated in CCDStack.
Deconvolution with a CCDSharp, 30 iterations
Levels, curves and color combine in PS CS3.

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