to 7/31/2008 Chino Valley... with CCDAutoPilot3
OIII 180 min. (12 x 15 min. bin
360 min. (24 x 15 min. bin 1x1)
was used for the red channel and OIII for the blue. The green
was synthesized with
Noel Carboni's Astronomy Tools.
CCDStack, Photoshop CS w/ the Fits Liberator plugin and Noel Carboni's actions.
CCDStack to calibrate, register,
normalize, data reject & combine.
non-linear stretching and the color combine.
North is to the
bottom... I think it looks better up side down.
hundreds of light-years, emission nebula IC 1396 mixes glowing
cosmic gas and dark dust clouds. Stars are forming in this area,
only about 3,000 light-years from Earth.