Sunday, 20 September 2009

An MTV-73S85HP-EX-SW-R colour deep-sky Mintron with a small, fast Newtonian

The MTV-73S85HP-EX-SW-R colour deep-sky Mintron was used at the prime focus of a Skywatcher 130P Synscan AZ GOTO telescope and DVD recordings were made of M13 and of dark-frames. The camera was set at 256 frame accumulation.

176 image frames were extracted from the DVD recording. A dark frame was made in Registax from 127 dark frames extracted from the DVD recording. Deep-Sky Stacker was used to derotate the images, dark-frame correct them, register and stack them. The resulting image was processed in The Gimp to improve the colour balance and levels.

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