Spring 05 Open (print) Winner

Orion's Sword

Hap's Orion's Sword
© Hap G.

date: December 10, 2004
location: Griffin/Hunter Observatory, Bethune, SC
exposure: 56 minutes total @ ISO 800 (11 x 5 min exposures layered with 5 x 20 sec) calibrated with flat frame and Master Dark frame (median combine of 9 darks)
camera setup: Canon 300D Digital SLR (modified) through Orion ED80 w/ Meade .63 Focal Reducer piggybacked on LX-200
telescope setup:

processing: Focused and captured with DSLRFocus. RAW to TIFF conversion, frame calibrations, Digital Development, Adaptive Richardson-Lucy deconvolution, scaling and JPEG conversion with ImagesPlus. Frame alignment with Registar. Noise reduction with NeatImage.