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M11, The Wild Duck Cluster

 

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Visually, one can see a pattern of stars resembling a vee of wild ducks winging their way along.  That tends to get lost at these exposures.

 

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Date:  6/30/2006

Location:  Home

Telescope:  LX200 10" SCT, f/6.3

Mount:  AP-1200

Camera:  Hutech Type I 350D, ISO 800

Exposure Count:  31 x 2 minutes, 62 minute total exposure

Guiding: 

Orion 80ED, f/30 (4x Powermate), ST-402ME, CCDSoft

Post Processing:

ImagesPlus:  Calibration, digital development

Photoshop CS2:  Levels, curves

NeatImage:  Noise reduction, sharpening

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