NGC 281 Emission Nebula - IC 1590 Open Cluster
in Hydrogen Alpha

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Location & Date Backyard, Abbott Observatory Sept. 19, 2006
Temperature low 60'sF, Transparency - Very 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 20 X 15 minutes 5 hours - Hydrogen Alpha
Other Information Image acquisition and guiding - CCDSoft V5
Focus - Moonlite Motorfocus w/FocusMax
Astronomik 13nm Ha filter
Image Processing * Images Plus 2.75 - Calibration, Bayer Interpolate, Grading, Alignment, Sigma Clipped Average Combine, mild DDP, 2 iterations of R/L deconvolution.
* Adobe CS - Levels, Curves, Masks, Sharpening, Cropping, JPEG conversion

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© 2006 Michael A. Siniscalchi