20141019 AR12192 WL

20141019 AR12192 WL

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Description:

AR 12192 white light image.

I think I got carried away and over processed this, but like it anyway.

Decided to try to capture this in white light instead of using the LS100THa scope. So, broke out the old Celestron 8" SCT out of storage and put it on the mount. I also used a old Celestron mylar solar filter.

Converted from greyscale to color.

North is up.

Imaging Site: My back-yard in San Diego, Ca.

Date: 19 Oct 2014

Scope and f/: Celestron 8" SCT at f/25 (a 2.5x Powermate is installed).

Mount: Takahashi NJP.

Guiding: None.

Camera: Point Grey Grasshopper Express (GX-FW-60SM-C) monochrome video camera with a ICX694 sensor. Camera is operating in 1368x1096 16-bit mode.

Camera temperature: 119.0 F (48.3 C)

Camera binning: None.

Number of sub-images and exposure: Stacked 77 images from the 501 frame captured video.

Filters: Celestron mylar solar filter and a UV/IR cut filter (wasn't sure if I needed the UV/IR filter or not, installed it for grins).

Image Calibration: Automatic flat processing in Astro IIDC.

Control, capture and processing with: Astro IIDC, PixInsight, and Photoshop on a Mac.



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