Sept 16-17, 2015
Object Info: IC 1396 and the Elephant Trunk Nebula, in Cepheus.
Location:  Okie-Tex Star Party 2015
Exposure Info: HaLRGB 100:200:50:30:40 minutes, 5 min RGB unbinned subs, 10 min Ha and Clear unbinned subs
Scope/Mount: Takahashi FSQ-106 refractor and Takahashi NJP mount
Camera: SBIG STL11000 astro CCD camera
Guiding: External guiding on the STL11000 with the STL remote guide head
Processing: CCDSoft for image acquisition. Pixinsight for calibration, registration, normalization, and combine. Photoshop CS6 for levels/curves and other adjustments.


October 17, 2009

Object Info: The Horsehead and Flame Nebula - IC434 and NGC's 2023 and 2024 in Orion.
Location:  Eldorado Star Party.  X-Bar Ranch
Exposure Info: RGB 90:60:90 minutes, all unbinned
Scope/Mount: Takahashi FS-152 refractor and Takahashi NJP mount
Camera: SBIG STL11000 astro CCD camera
Guiding: Internal guiding on the STL11000
Processing: CCDSoft for image acquisition. CCDStack for calibration, normalization, and mean combine. Mira AL for registration.  Photoshop CS2 for levels/curves and other adjustments.


January 31, 2009

Object Info: The Seagull Nebula - NGC2327 and IC 2177 in Monoceres.
Location: 
Comanche Springs Astronomy Campus near Crowell, Texas.
Exposure Info: HaRGB image; 210:49:49:49 minutes (10 minute subexposures for Ha, 7 minute subexposures for RGB).  -30 deg C on camera.
Scope/Mount: Takahashi FSQ-106 refractor and Takahashi NJP mount
Camera: SBIG STL11000 astro CCD camera
Guiding: Internal guiding on the STL11000
Processing:
Acquisition with CCDSoft. Calibration (darks/flats), and registration in CCDstack (median combine). RGB/Ha combine, color balance, levels/curves, and noise removal (Noel Carboni's Astronomy Tools) in Photoshop CS.