Horsehead NGC6384 Horsehead

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Date: June, 2008
Exposure: LRGB - 390m : 165m : 165M : 285m
26 x 900s L, 11 x 900s R, 11 x 900s G, 19 x 900 B
Processing: CCDAutoPilot4 used to collect data over multiple nights. CCDSoft for image acquisition, CCDStack on a x64 Vista machine for Image calibration, Astrodon LRGB filters (35 flats each L,R,G,B, Bias subtracted and Sigma Clip combined, 65 bias frames Sigma Clip combined, 40 x 900s darks, Sigma Clip combined), alignment, normalization, FITS master files creation, and RGB raw TIFF creation. Photoshop CS2 for final LRGB processing, final layers adjustment and jpg conversion for the website.
Conditions: Good to Excellent, Mag 6-7 Skies
Scope: RCOS 10" Astrograph
Camera: SBIG ST-10XME, -15°
Comments: A nice Spiral Galaxy in Ophiuchus. Small in size compared to some of the others I have been shooting at just 6.2' x 4.1'. This one is estimated to be about 97.5 MLY away.