BRGB: 255:105:105:105 (Luminance layer consists of seventeen 15-minute unbinned images through the blue filter; R, G and B consist of seven 15-minute images, all 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 December 7, 12 and 13, 2007.
Pixel scale: 2.1 arcseconds per pixel.
CCD Chip temperature: -25C
Transparency: Very good
Moon Phase: No moon during imaging