Telescope: Skywatcher 8" f/5 Newtonian
Focus: Prime focus
Camera: SAC7B, uncooled
Exposure: 76 x 25s
Date: 10th March 2003
Processing: Acquired in K3CCDTools as
AVI. Stacked in Iris. YRGB image, composited in Photoshop.
Colour enhanced using Multiple Luminance Layering.
Processed using the YRGB technique, my
first image using this technique. Banding noise was quite strong in this image so I used wavelet processing on
the luminosity image. In retrospect too much was applied
resulting in a very soft image.
I was quite pleased, though that the
colour of the centres of the galaxies came through. The galaxy shapes
are so peculiar that without colour, it was not apparent where the cores