NGC 281 (Pacman Nebula) in HaRGB (image above is reduced-size | other sizes:
10,000 light years
||Takahashi TOA-130F @ f/7.7
||Takahashi EM200 Temma II
||QSI 540wsg @ -10C
||Astrodon Ha (3nm), Astrodon Tru-Balance I-Series LRGB Gen
||6x20min Ha (bin1x1); 2x5min ea RGB (bin2x2); AstroArt5, CS4 (cropped bottom, 10xdarks/flats/fdarks/bias)
| 28 September 2013 - Las Cruces, NM
Published as Astronomy Magazine Picture of the Day, 1
Oct 14 (screenshot).
Published in Milenio
Newspaper (Monterrey, Mexico) pg 12, on 15 Dec 2013 in an article written
by Cesar Cantu. Thank you,
Cesar! Picture of article, here.
Process notes: Result strictly HaRGB, where Ha was used for Luminance.
A test process of Ha_HaRGB (similar to what was done in the NGC6888
result) showed little improvement
for this particular object, thus I did not use it for this result.
Copyright Jeffrey O. Johnson