Photoshop CS w/ the Fits Liberator plugin. Noel Carboni's actions.
PixFix32 (pre-beta) to
repair hot/cold pixels and column defects.
CCDStack to calibrate,
register, normalize, data reject, combine the sub exposures.
PhotoShop for color
North is to the bottom
This is a close up
view of an interesting region in IC1848, the Soul Nebula. IC1848 (Sharpless
2-199, LBN 667) is locate in the constellation Cassiopeia, at a
distance of about 7000 light-years. The central formation is
reminiscent of Thor's Hammer in Bryce Canyon, Utah.
The colors in the top
image follow the spirit of the Hubble Palette. This image uses SII,
Ha and OIII filters mapped to the red, green and blue channels
respectively. The bottom image uses the same filter mapping with
adjustments to the channel levels to create the blue and gold motif,
made popular by the Hubble Imaging Team.