M76
Little Dumbbell Nebula

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Location & Date Backyard, Abbott Observatory - Sep. 17, 2006
Temperature low 60'sF, Transparency - Good, Seeing - 4/5
Telescope Celestron C8-N 8" Reflector F/5, Prime Focus, Losmandy G11 mount
Image scale 1.52 arcsec/pixel
Camera SBIG ST-2000XCM color camera
CCD temp -20C
Exposure Times 15 X 10 minutes - 2.5 hours
Other Information Image acquisition and guiding - CCDSoft V5
Orion Skyglow filter stacked to Baader UV/IR filter
Image Processing * Images Plus 2.75 - Calibration, Bayer Interpolate, Grading, Alignment, Sigma Median Combine, mild DDP, 4 iterations of R/L deconvolution.
* Adobe CS - Levels, Curves, Masks, Sharpening, Cropping, JPEG conversion

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© 2006 Michael A. Siniscalchi