M45 Pleiades

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M45 Pleiades


AP-130 at F/6 with Field Flattener
Film & Exposure: Fuji400 Superia, Two 20 min exposures
Location: My Driveway (Huntertown, IN),   Moderate Light Pollution
Date: Nov 27, 1998

Two 20 min images stacked in Picture Window blend mode

Scanned with HP Photosmart and VueSmart in 10 bit/color mode
Levels adjusted in Photoshop 16 bit/color mode
Stacked using Multipoint Feature of Picture Window; 30 points used
Enhancement of low level light area by Curves
Grain Reduction by 30% Light Mask + 7R Feather and Gaussian Blur of 6R + 29 Threshold

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