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Pass your mouse cursor over this image to see how computer processing brings out the nebulosity and colors in this photo. The plain image is what you get after stacking ten 5 minute photos on top of each other in an astrophotography program called Images Plus. Stacking them this way helps minimize the "noise" inherent in digital images. Further processing with IP and Adobe Photoshop helps bring out all of the color and nebulosity in this area near the star Antares.
Optics: Canon EF 200mm f2.8L lens at f3.5 or 4
Mount: Losmandy G-11
Guiding: ST4 & TV85 with 3x Barlow
Camera: Hutech Modified Canon 300D
Date: April 26, 2006
Location: 60 miles east of 29 Palms California
Exposures: 10 - five minutes each at 800ISO
Processing: Images Plus, calibrated, aligned & combined - final color adjustments in Photoshop CS.