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NGC 1381

Eighteen 10-minute light frames, calibrated, registered, stacked, and post-processed using PixInsight.

Date taken: 26/11/2016
Location: Adelaide, South Australia
Camera: Canon 450d w/ IR filter removed, Baader Multi Purpose Coma Corrector
ISO800
Mount: HEQ5PRO
Scope: GSO 8″ f/5 Newtonian
Autoguider: Orion Starshoot AG
Imaging: BackyardEOS w/ PHD dithering
Guiding: PHD2
50 bias frames, 20 dark frames, 50 flat frames.
Total integration time: 180 minutes

PRE-PROCESSING DETAILS:

  • BatchPreProcessing, calibration and debayer
  • Blink to find and remove any really bad frames
  • Star Alignment
  • Blink to make sure everything aligned well
  • Image integration (using Winsorized Sigma Clipping)
  • Dynamic Background extraction
  • CanonBandingReduction

PROCESSING THE IMAGE:

  • DynamicCrop
  • StarMask
  • Deconvolution
  • TGVDenoise
  • MultiscaleMedianTransform
  • HistogramTransformation
  • CurvesTransformation