NGC 6946
Spiral Galaxy in Cygnus

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Location & Date Backyard, Abbott Observatory July, 2007
Temperature low 70'sF, Seeing 2.39" - 2.60" FWHM
Telescope TMB 130SS Refractor, F/7 on a Losmandy G11, Prime Focus, Image scale 1.68 arcsec/pixel
Camera SBIG ST-2000XM monochrome camera w/CFW8 filter wheel
Custom Scientific LRGB filters
CCD temp -15C
Exposure Times (L) 17x10m, (R) 6X10m, (G) 8X10m, (B) 13X10m Bin 1X1
Other Information Image acquisition and guiding - CCDSoft V5
Focus - Moonlite Motorfocus w/FocusMax

Image Processing * Images Plus 2.75 - Calibration, Grading, Alignment, Sigma Median Combine, mild DDP, Adaptive R/L, Color weights, RGB combine.
* Adobe CS - Lum Combine, Levels, Curves, Sharpening, Cropping, JPEG conversion

© 2007 Michael A. Siniscalchi