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M78 in Orion

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Astrodon Gen2 LRGB (L=NIR -blocked luminance)
OAG-guided with Astrodon MosnterMOAG and SBIG ST-402
Data acquisition with MaximDL and CCDAutoPilot 4
Calibration, registration, deconvolutoin and DDP in CCDStack
Processing in Photoshop CS3

Image Date: 10.29.08

Exposure Time: 7 hrs Total; 3.5 hrs Lum, 3.5 hrs RGB
Camera: Apogee  U16M
Telescope: RC Optical  16" f/8.9 Ritchey-Chretien
Mount: Software Bisque  Paramount ME