IC1318 - The Butterfly Nebula

The Butterfly in HA

The Butterfly Nebula in Cygnus  
ST-10XME and CFW8a, Astrodon 6nm H-Alpha filter
Takahashi FSQ F/5 Fluorite Refractor - FIRST LIGHT !!!
8 x 10 self-guided on an AP900QMD mount
Flats, Dark subtraction in CCDSoft5
Alignment and Sigma Reject combine in Maxim
Levels and curves in PS CS2 - no sharpening or smoothing at all
Flesherton, Ontario
June 17/18 2006