(HaR)RGB: 510:75:75:75 (Luminance layer consists of a blending of seventeen 30-minute images through an Astrodon Ha filter and five 15-minute images through an Astrodon red filter; red channel consisted of a similar, but not identical, blend of the same data; green and blue channels were both five 15-minute images with Astrodon filters. All images unbinned).
Equipment: AP130 f/6 Starfire, SBIG ST-10XME with CFW8 (Astrodon filter set), on a Bisque Paramount ME German Equatorial Mount.
Image Acquisition/Camera Control: CCDSoft v5, controlled with CCDAutoPilot3, working in concert with TheSky v6.
Processing: All images calibrated (darks and dawn flats), debloomed, aligned, combined and deconvolved (Ha and red used on luminance layer only) in CCDStack. Color combine in CCDStack. Finish work (curves and levels, Gaussian blur of color layer, high pass filter on Ha and Luminance layers) was done in Photoshop CS2.
Location: Data acquired remotely from the Tejas Observatory, located on the grounds of New Mexico Skies, near Mayhill, NM (elevation 7300 feet).
Date: Luminance images taken on the nights of January 3 and 4, 2007. Color images taken on the night of January 6, 2007.
Pixel scale: 1.67 arcseconds per pixel.
CCD Chip temperature: -25C
Seeing: Fair to poor.
Transparency: Good two of the three nights; poor the other.
Moon Phase: Close to full