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Imaged at the CCCA Observatory
Wellandport,Ontario
Dec 29th 2010

Vixen ED114SS Refractor operating at F/5.3
EQ Pro 6 German Equatorial
Orion Starshoot Autoguider
Canon Digital Rebel XT(unmodified)

Prime Focus
50 X 2 min. exposures @ ISO 800 combined
1hr. 40 mins. total exposure
10 X 5 sec exposures @ ISO 800 combined and layer masked in to preserve core detail
Dark and Flat frames subtracted
Combined with Deep Sky Stacker
Processed with PS CS2

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Comment by Mark Roberts on January 25, 2011 at 7:52am
Thanks Mark. Sadly the scope is not mine, just borrowed from a fellow club member. Hopefull someday soon I will be able to pick up a nice 4 - 5 inch apo. So much stuff to buy....so little money!
Comment by Mark Roberts on January 25, 2011 at 7:45am
Thanks samiam, glad you like it.
Comment by samiam on January 25, 2011 at 7:20am
man , the color in this shot is beautiful .
Comment by Mark Roberts on January 24, 2011 at 1:09pm
Thanks alot! This was my first try with layer masking. I also have a buch of shots at 30 sec. and 15 sec. that I want to try to add in and see what happens.

Mark

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