(HaL)(HaR)GB: 1020:225:135:135:135 Luminance layer consists of a blending of thirty-four 30-minute images through an Astrodon Ha filter and fifteen 15-minute images taken through an Astrodon luminance filter; red channel consists of a blending of the Ha and red-filtered data; all individual color images were 15-minute exposures through Astrodon filters. All images unbinned.
LRGB: 225:135:135:135 All individual images were 15-minute exposures through Astrodon filters. All images unbinned.
Equipment: Takahashi FSQ106 quadruplet fluorite apochromatic refractor, SBIG STL11000M with internal color filter wheel (Astrodon Type 1 filter set), on a Bisque Paramount ME German Equatorial Mount.
Image Acquisition/Camera Control: Maxim DL, controlled with ACP, working in concert with TheSky v6.
Processing: All images calibrated (darks and dawn flats), aligned, combined and deconvolved (Ha and L data only) in CCDStack. Color combine in Photoshop. Finish work (curves and levels, adjustment of contrast; Gaussian blur of color layer) was done in Photoshop CS5.
Location: Data acquired remotely from Fair Dinkum Skies, Moorook, South Australia.
Date: Images taken on many nights from July 2011 through November 2011. Image posted November 13, 2011.
CCD Chip temperature: -10C and -15C