Date Taken: 07/09/2011 Photographer:
Craig & Tammy T. Location: Hendersonville, TN
Stellarvue Raptor SVR105 @ f/7
Orion Atlas EQ-G controlled by EQMOD performance tuned by Astrotroniks
QSI583wsg CCD @ -10.0C Processing: Calibration, DDP in Images Plus v4.0; Registration in Registar, Adobe Photoshop CS5; Hubble palette R=SII, G=Ha, B=OIII Exposure: 12 x 20min. OIII & SII, 11 x 20min. H-alpha Other Equipment Used: Starlight Xpress Lodestar via PHD, Stellarvue SFF7-21 flattener; Dew control by Dew Buster, Astrodon 5nm Ha, OIII, SII filters Notes: This image was taken using Astrodon 5nm Ha, SII, & OIII filters over three nights from our driveway in Hendersonville, TN, USA. This is the first image that we have processed using the HST palette. We used the standard mapping assigning SII to red, H-alpha to green, & OIII to blue. We just tried to have fun with it and adjusted the colors to what looked "pretty" to our eyes.
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