M1 Collaboration of DSLR and DSI Pro | Ted Rafferty/Hunter Wilson

Photographer
Ted Rafferty/Hunter Wilson
Email
hwilson429@aol.com
Location of photo
Lexington, OH/Baltimore MD
Date/Time of photo
10-28 and 11-23-2008
Equipment
Modified 350D and C9.25 on AP Mach1 (Color) DSI Pro 2 and Meade SN8 on LXD75 (Hydrogen Alpha)
Description
Collaboration of DSLR color and CCD Ha data to produce an image that uses the best of both. The two sets of data were registered and aligned in DeepSkyStacker and combined in Photoshop CS3. The combine method used is one described by Russell Croman. Layer masks were used to keep star colors true while allowing the Ha and RGB to combine in a way to optimize the nebula's appearance.
Website
http://hwilson.zenfolio.com/f129011888