to 10/1/2008 Chino Valley... with CCDAutoPilot3
min. (24 x 30 min. bin
300 min. (20 x 15 min. bin 1x1)
OIII 720 min. (24 x 30 min. bin 1x1)
SII,Ha & OIII are mapped
to RGB respectively
here for a natural color image.
here for an Hα
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 right.
Both of these images were created using the Hubble color palette.
The upper image was processed in keeping with the spirit of the
palette. The hydrogen (green), sulfur (red) and oxygen (blue) areas
can easy be identified. The lower image was severely processed to
produce "wild and crazy" colors but still reveals a similar
structure to the nebula.