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Tuesday, January 26, 2016
This is a visual color version of my first picture for the year 2016. I published the Mapped Color version at January 7. This is a two frame mosaic project of the central Cygnus. It was shot at freezing temperature of - 27 degrees centigrade (-17 fahrenheit). Exposures are from three nights between 3. - 6. january 2016. Total exposure time 15h.
Filaments of Cygnus
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Orientation in Cygnus
More info about this photo can be found HERE.
Processing work flow
Image acquisition, MaxiDL v5.07.
Stacked and calibrated in CCDStack2.
Deconvolution with a CCDStack2 Positive Constraint, 21 iterations, added at 25% weight
Color combine in PS CS3
Levels and curves in PS CS3.
Celestron Edge HD 1100 @ f7 with 0,7 focal reducer for Edge HD 1100 telescope
Cameras and filters
Imaging camera Apogee Alta U16 and Apogee seven slot filter wheel
Guider camera, Lodestar x2 and SXV-AOL