Leo Trio

NGC 3628, M 65, M 66 – Leo Trio

Date/time: 18.02.2009 23:30 to 19.02.2009 00:10
Ambient conditions: -5°C, transparency 4/5, seeing 4/5, late clouds
Location: Aach, Germany

Telescope: TMB 92 SS f/5.5 with TSFlat
Mount: CGE sefguided with ST-4000XCM
Camera: ST-4000XCM
Filters: IDAS LPS

Software: CCDSoft V5
FOV, Image scale: 102,8 x 102,8 arcmin, 3,01 arcs/pixel
Sub-exposures: 40min (4 x 10min) lights at –35°C
100 darks, 30 EL flats, 50 bias for flats calibration

Calibration, stacking, DDP in Images Plus 3.75,
curves and levels adjustments in CS3,
noise reduction with Carbonis Actions,
saturation enhancement with Gabany´s method,
green cast eliminaton in Pixinsight LE 1.0

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