Telescope: Skywatcher 8" f/5
Focus: Prime focus
Camera: SAC7B, uncooled
Exposure: various, mosaic of 8
images (top), 2 images (bottom).
Date: 16th June 2002
Processing: Acquired in Astrovideo
as FITS. Stacked and mosaicked in Iris. Initially RGB, but
converted to grayscale.
Acquired in Astrovideo and assembled into
this mosaic in Iris. It was a labourous task to assemble the 8
different images into this image. The individual images had been
converted to twice the resolution using the 'drizzle' process in Iris.
When I finished I had more than 2000 files in the directory for this image.
The end result is a very high resolution
image, which has been resized down for this page. Click here to see
the full resolution picture (169K).