M 29
Open Cluster in Cygnus

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Location & Date Backyard, Abbott Observatory - July 11, 2008
Temperature - High 60's F
Telescope TMB 130SS Refractor, F/7 on a Losmandy G11, Prime Focus, Image scale 1.68 arcsec/pixel
Camera SBIG ST-2000XM w/CFW8, AO8
Astrodon Tru Balance Filters
CCD temp -18C
Exposure Times (L) 13 X 5 Bin 1x1 (R) 9x5, (G) 6x5,(B) 6x5 Minutes, Bin 2x2
Other Information Image acquisition - CCDSoft
Focus - Moonlite Motorfocus w/FocusMax
Star spikes done with string in front of lens
Image Processing * Images Plus 3.5 - Calibration, Grading, Alignment, Normalized Average Combine, R/L deconvolution, mild DDP
* Adobe CS - Levels, Curves, Sharpening, Cropping, NR, JPEG conversion

© 2008 Michael A. Siniscalchi