Date Taken: 07/30/2011 Photographer:
Warren S. Location: Mason, OH
Orion ED80T CF Triplet Apochromatic Refractor
Orion Atlas EQ-G
ATIK 314L+ Processing: Captured with Nebulosity 2, stacked in DSS and processed in PS CS4. Levels, Curves, mild High Pass Filter, Selective Color to highlight different channels. Exposure: 12 X 300 sec subs in HA, OIII and SII, 30 X 120 sec subs Luminance Other Equipment Used: Orion Narrowband HA, OIII and SII, Orion 5 place filter wheel, Orion SSAG and Mini Guide Scope Notes: During imaging the object was residing in the skyglow of Cincinnati which is 20 miles south of Mason. At the time of this image I could just make out the stars in Sagittarius, which I think is a testament to the filters used to capture this photo.
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