M10-M12LRGB_600.jpg (413804 bytes)

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Equipment: Nikkor 300mm/4 lens/STL-11000M/Astrodon LRGB filters/Paramount ME
F-ratio: f/5.6
Exposures: LRGB: L 10 x 6 minutes: R 10 x 6 minutes: G 10 x 6 minutes: B 10 x 6 minutes: RGB binned 2x2
Date: June 9, 2012
Location: Landers, California, USA
Technical Notes: CCDAutopilot2 was used to dither exposures, which were sigma combined. Gradients were removed with
Russell Croman's GradientXTerminator plug-in for Photoshop. The RGB image was created in Registar 1.0. A copy of the the RGB image was combined with the original using Hard Light to enhance color saturation.

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