(R+B)RGB: 360:240:240 (Luminance layer consists of a blend of the red data, the blue data, and the desaturated RGB layer; red, green and blue channels consist of a combination of 15 minute images, unbinned).
Equipment: Astrophysics Starfire 130 with Astrophysics field flattener, at about f/6.8; SBIG STL-11000M with internal filter wheel (Astrodon filter set), on a Bisque Paramount ME German Equatorial Mount.
Image Acquisition/Camera Control: Acquired automatically with ACP, running Maxim DL and TheSky v6.
Processing: All images calibrated (darks and dawn flats), aligned and combined in CCDStack. Luminance layer deconvolved in CCDStack. Color combine in Photoshop. Finish work (curves and levels; saturation; contrast; smart sharpen) in Photoshop.
Location: Data acquired remotely from the Tejas Observatory, located on the grounds of New Mexico Skies, near Mayhill, NM (elevation 7300 feet).
Date: Images taken during the nights of February 6 - 9, 2008.
Pixel scale: 2.1 arcseconds per pixel.
CCD Chip temperature: -25C
Transparency: Very good
Moon Phase: No moon during imaging