IC1318 - The Heart of the Butterlfy Nebula


Found at the centre of Cygnus - The Swan

The Butterfly Nebula - IC1318
ST-10XME and CFW8a, Astrodon 6nm H-Alpha filter
AP155EDF Triplet Refractor w Robofocus
4 x 30 min self-guided on an AP900GTO mount
Acquired, Flats and Darks subtracted in CCDSoft5
Alignment and Sigma Reject combine in Maxim
Levels in PS CS2
Minor sharpening
Noise Reduction via Reduce Noise in PS CS2 on the background only

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Flesherton, Ontario
Oct 26 2007