NGC 6826
Planetary Nebula in Cygnus

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Location & Date Backyard, Abbott Observatory - July 16, 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 -15C
Exposure Times (L) 18X2 & 8X5 minutes Bin 1x1 - (R) 12X2, (G) 8X2, (B) 8X2 Minutes, Bin 1X1
Other Information Image acquisition - CCDSoft
Focus - Moonlite Motorfocus w/FocusMax

Image Processing * Images Plus 3.5 - Calibration, Grading, Alignment, Normalized Average Combine, Van Cittert deconvolution (after 4X resize), mild DDP
* Adobe CS - Resized 4X w/Stairstep Image Size (Hoon Im plugin),Levels, Curves, Sharpening, Cropping, NR, JPEG conversion.
Resized to 2X for web display. Wide field image is resized down from 4X to 1X.

© 2008 Michael A. Siniscalchi