Image Acquisition Information
Telescope: 16" RCOS Ritchey-Chretien Telescope (ion milled at f/9)
Location: The Lost Valley Observatory, loated at Sierra Remote
in the Sierra Nevada Mountains of California
Camera: SBIG STL-6303
Guiding: Astrodon MOAG AOG (SBIG 237 with .65 FLR)
Filters: Astrodon H-alpha
Mount: Software Bisque Paramount ME
Acquisition Programs: The Sky,CCDAutopliot III, CCD Soft.
Processing Programs: CCDStack, Maxim DL, Photoshop CS3
Date:: January 1-January 19, 2008
Time: 21x20 min, total of 7 hours
Processing: CCD Stack and PhotoShop CS/3
Image Information: An irreegularly lit planetary nebula in Taurus. It has an unusually bright central star, magnitude 9.5.
Processing Comments: This
image was challenging as it was shot durring a full moon, causing some background variation. Assembled with CCDStack, with processing (levels/curves, High Pass Filter,
Kodac Gem) in PS CS3.