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|Exposure Data:||8/27/2006. CRGB: 13x10m, 4x10m,
4x10m, 4x10m. RGB 2x2. -25°C, 0.55 arc-sec./pixel.
|Processing:||Acquired via CCDAutoPilot 3 and CCDSoft,
reduced, aligned and combined in CCDStack, 5 iterations of
Vanderbei decon, LLRGB
combine, curves, levels, and other processing in Photoshop.
|Optical System:||14.5” Ritchey-Chretien @ F/9 w/FFC, IMG6303E/CFW-7 CCD
camera, AstroDon filters, Paramount
ME, dithered 3 pixels, off-axis guided.
|Comments:||Combined luminance was 1.6 arc-sec. during a
night of exceptional seeing. The full size image has a mag 6.6 star at
the right. Not having a cover slip shows how small the star can be.
Other than a little background color correction, no Photoshop shrinking of
the star was employed.