PhotographerTed Rafferty/Hunter Wilson
Location of photoLexington, OH/Baltimore MD
Date/Time of photo10-28 and 11-23-2008
EquipmentModified 350D and C9.25 on AP Mach1 (Color)
DSI Pro 2 and Meade SN8 on LXD75 (Hydrogen Alpha)
DescriptionCollaboration 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.