M27 - Dumbbell Nebula

This image was first light for the Ovision worm upgrade. The image is a salvage attempt as the camera was malfunctioning and could not take usable dark frames. Noise was removed via Photoshop's despeckle and dust/scratch removal filters. The image is composed of 4 luminance subframes of 15 minutes each combined with the color channel from my image taken last year.

Note: This image won 2nd Place at the 17th Annual Region Meeting of Amateur Astronomers (aka "BobFest") for the category "Deep Space, CCD"

Location:Gastonia, NC
Optics:Meade 10" LX200R at 2800mm f/11
Exposure:L: 4 x 15 min, RGB: 12 x 5 min each
Camera:SBIG STL-11000M
Mount:Losmandy G11 w/Ovision worm