LRGB: 120:30:30:30 (L unbinned-comprised of twelve 10 minute images; RGB binned 2x2, comprised of three 10 minute images each).
Equipment: Meade 12" RCX400 at f/8.5, an SBIG ST-8XE camera/CFW8 color filter wheel with Astrodon filter set, guided by an SBIG AO-7 adaptive optics device, guiding at about 7 Hz.
Image Acquisition/Camera Control: CCDSoft V5.
Processing: All images calibrated (darks, dawn flats and flat-darks) and registered in CCDSoft. Blooms removed using Ron Wodaski's deblooming plug-in for CCDSoft. Luminance layer average combined in Ray Gralak's sigma reject program; R,G and B average combined in CCDSoft. One iteration of Fast Richardson-Lucy deconvolution, and 15 iterations of slow Richardson-Lucy (high frequency components only) in AIP4WIN. Color combine, very gentle unsharp mask on the luminance layer, gaussian blurs, and adjustment of curves and levels, performed in Photoshop 6.0.
Location: All images taken from my yard in Redmond, Washington, USA, elevation 500'.
Date: All images taken on the night of July 3, 2005.
CCD Temperature: -25C
Moon Phase: No moon
Seeing: Good, with 2.8 Arcsecond average FWHM in single calibrated image, deconvolved to 2.0.
Transparency: Below average
Image Scale: .793 arcseconds per pixel