This is an old image from ten years ago that I was never quite happy with. I could never seem to get it to look right. I have this same area on my imaging list to do a re-shoot this month and I thought I would give this old image another try before spending the time re-shooting it. This is the result.
Object Name: NGC 7000, IC 5070, LDN 935, LDN 936, NGC 6996, Collinder 428
Object Type:Emission nebula, dark nebula and open cluster.
Acquisition Date: August 20, 2009
Exposures – 9 x 360 seconds for each of the R, G and B filtered exposures – total exposure time = 162 minutes
Location: Grandview Campground, Inyo National Forest, elevation – 8400 feet
Imaging Scope – Takahashi Epsilon 160
Imaging Camera – SBIG STL-11000XXM
Filters – Astrodon Gen. 2 50mm RGB
Mount – Astro-Physics 1200GTO
Camera Control – CCDSoft
Guider control – CCDSoft
CCDStack and Photoshop CC were used to process the images.
• CCDStack –
⁃ Image calibration, alignment and integration
• Photoshop –
⁃ color saturation boost, minimum filter on stars and adjustments to histogram and color balance
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