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NGC 2264, The Cone Nebula and Christmas Tree Cluster


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Date:  1/21/2012

Location:  4Domes Observatory

Telescope:  TMB130SS @ f/4.7

Mount:  AP-1200

Camera:  QSI-583WSG

Guiding:  Maxim DL w/ Starlight Xpress Lodestar Off Axis

LRGB Combine Exposures:

Ha - 7 x 1200 seconds, Bin 1x1 (2.3 hours and used as luminance)

Red - 5x300 Seconds, Bin 2x2

Green - 5x300 Seconds, Bin 2x2

Blue - 5x300 Seconds, Bin 2x2

Post Processing:

ImagesPlus:  Calibration, align and combine, digital development

Photoshop CS4:  Luminance, color combine, levels, curves, LAB color adjustment, high pass filter

NeatImage:  Noise reduction

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