NGC 281

NGC 281 - PacMan Nebula

Date: 27.09.2011
Ambient conditions: 10°C, transparency 5/5, seeing 4/5,
Location: Trier, Germany

Telescope: Deltagraph 300mm f/3.3
Mount: GM2000QCI
Guiding: TMB 92 SS f/5.5 with ATIK 16 IC-S
Camera: SXVF-M25C
Filter: IDAS LPS

Software: MaximDL 5
FOV, Image scale: 62.5 x 54.8 arcmin, 1.62 arcs/pixel
Sub-exposures: 3.5 hours (21 x 10min) lights
Calibration frames: 50 x 10s EL flats. Masterbias 

MaximDL 5: Calibration, SDMask stacking, split L R G B channels
CS5: Curves and levels adjustments on single channels, merge of LRGB image, noise reduction with Carbonis Actions

The processing technique with the synthetical luminance permitted much better control of background noise and color. 

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