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Tuesday, September 8, 2015

IC 4603, at the core of the colorful Scorpion

This is a third image produced as a collaboration with me and Eric Recurt. The data is shot from his observatory at Tenerife. The Observatory locates at 2400 m altitude and at 28 degrees North. The site has excellent seeing conditions, 0.8 " on average and can be below 0.3 "  

IC 4603, the core region of the Rho Ophiuchi complex in the constellation Scorpion 
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This is a broadband LRGB natural color image of the IC 4603 from a remote observatory in Tenerife.

Full scale closeups
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Technical details

Processing workflow

Deconvolution with a CCDStack2 Positive Constraint, 27 iterations, added at 33% weight
Color combine in PS CS3
Levels and curves in PS CS3.

Imaging optics
 340mm F3.3 astrograph


Cameras and filters
FLI PL 16803

Exposure times
Luminance, 10 x 300s 
Red = 10 x 180s
Green = 9 x 180s
Blue = 8 x 180s
Total 2h 11min

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