|Exposure Data:||4/15/2002. LRGB: 24x5m, 8x5m, 8x5m,
8x10m. -10°C, 1.0 arc-sec./pixel.
|Processing:||Acquired via script with Maxim, reduced,
combined, aligned in Mira, L 5x CCDSharp, RGB combine in Maxim, LLRGB,
curves, levels, pixel shift, unsharp mask in Photoshop.
|Optical System:||10” Ritchey-Chretien @ F/7.2, ST-7E USB NABG/CFW-8A
CCD camera, STV/FSQ-106, AP900GTO mount.
|Comments:||Seeing 3.8 arc-sec. Used B. Johnston’s pixel shift idea in Photoshop
to reduce star bloat. First light with ST-7E USB beta test sample. Also
known as the antennae, the antennae themselves are very faint and not
brought out in this image.