IC 405 - Flaming Star Nebula

Posted by tomdiana
on Tuesday, November 17, 2020
Telescope: Takahashi TOA-NFB refractor
Cameras: Color: Modified Canon 650D (T4i); ISO 1600
Ha: ST-8300 w/ Astronomik 12nm filter
Mount: iOptron CEM60
Guider: QHY 5L-II-M on 60mm guide scope
Exposures: Color: 30 @ 300 sec. (2.5 hrs.)
Ha: 30 @ 450 sec. (3.5 hrs.)
Processing: Color images were focused using a Bahtinov mask with live view. They were captured, aligned, and combined in ImagesPlus. The Ha images were captured, aligned, and combined in CCDSoft. An Ha-L frame was created and blended with the color image to produce the hybrid image in Photoshop. Sharpening and noise reduction was done with Topaz Detail and DeNoise.
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