Added Colour to NGC 4565

Here is the first round of adding colour data to the previous NGC 4565 image. Colour doesn’t come through my light-polluted sky very well – I could use a lot more time on the colour channels, but will have to wait until next year because there isn’t much time now between darkness and the target setting.

Details:

Exposure Luminance: 90 minutes (18 x 5 minutes)
Colour: 20 minutes (10 x 2) of each of Red, Green, Blue
Camera QSI583wsg, with Astrodon LRGB filters, running at -15°C
Image scale 0.69 arceconds/pixel (luminance), 1.38 (colour)
Telescope AT8RC
Mount Paramount MX+
Guiding Autoguided with Starlight XPress Lodestar
Processing 32 dark frames per sequence
32 flat frames per filter
Sigma-clip mean combination on the darks and flats
Sum-combination on the light frames

 

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