NGC 281


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This image © Copyright 2018, Michael Fulbright

This is always a challenging object to process - this is my second attempt. Here is a link to my first attempt. For this attempt I decided on a different orientation than the first because I thought it made the presentation more striking. I made good use of some smoothing routines in the Astronomy Tools Action Set for Photoshop CS. I plan on collecting more H-alpha as well as RGB data as time allows.

Date: 8/27/2005
Telescope: TEC 140 APO + 0.75 Astro-Physics focal reducer (750mm)
Mount: MI-250
Camera: SXV-H9
Exposure: H Alpha: 75 minutes (5x15 minutes) unbinned