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Messier 22 - Oceans and Oceans of stars | by William Ostling
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Messier 22 - Oceans and Oceans of stars

The amount of stars in this image make the thing there HAS to be some other life out there.

 

Equipment

- Nikon D90 (Astro-Mod)

- Sky-Watcher Star Adventurer

- Sky-Watcher Tripod

- AF-S NIKKOR 500mm f/5.6

- Bahintov Mask

- Intervalometer

- Laptop

- All Sky Plate Solver

- Sharpcap

- Stellarium

Acquisition:

- ISO 800

- f/5.6

- Bortle 2-4

- Taken on 7/22/2021

- 183 light frames x 1 minute

- 150 bias frames

- 22 dark frames

- 100 flat frames

Processing:

- Calibrated subframes using WBPP

- Stacked using Normalize scale gradient

- crop out stacking artifacts

- extract luminance

- DBE

- Photometric color calibration

- EZ soft stretch

- Curves transformation

- HDR multiscale transform

- LRGB combination

 

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Uploaded on July 25, 2021