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OGS 32" RC/SBIG STL-11000M FITS files (Ready for Processing)
Nine new image file sets posted on March 15, 2009
Listed below are links to FITS files for several of the data sets I have taken with the Optical Guidance Systems 32" Ritchey-Chretien Telescope and SBIG STL-11000m CCD camera.

These files will only be of interest to astronomical imagers who have the proper software to complete the processing of the images.

The files have been calibrated (dark subtracted, flat fielded, stacked, and aligned). They are ready for RGB combine and/or LRGB or HaLRGB combine in the program of your choice. The R/G/B filters used for all data were the SBIG set. I've experimented with various RGB color combine ratios, and my current starting ratios for the SBIG filters are R:G:B = 1.3 : 1.0 : 1.6. The H-Alpha images were taken with the Astrodon 6nm filter.

Feel free to download these files and try your hand at processing images taken with a large scope under dark skies.

Should you decide to publish any resulting processed image (on a web site or in print), the only thing I ask is that the credit line include the phrase "Image Acquisition by Jim Misti".

You should be able to download each file by right-clicking on the file name, then selecting "Save Target As" (Internet Explorer) or "Save Link Target As" (Netscape) and then specifying a location on your PC to save the file.

Each file is just over 20meg in size. If you don't have a broadband connection but would like to receive the files on cd-rom, please send a stamped (6 ounces), self-addressed envelope of at least 6x9" size to

Jim Misti
22 Susanna Way
Newtown, PA 18940
USA.
Unless I'm overwhelmed by cd-rom requests, I'll provide these at no cost to the requestor.
m27_050711_6i30m_L.FIT (Luminance, 30 min, 5-min subs)
m27_050711_3i15m_R.FIT (Red, 15 min, 5-min subs)
m27_050711_3i15m_G.FIT (Green, 15 min, 5-min subs)
m27_050711_3i15m_B.FIT (Blue, 15 min, 5-min subs)
(To Download files, RIGHT-CLICK on link and "Save Target As")
M27
Dumbbell Nebula
ic434_041109_14i70m_L.FIT (Luminance, 70 min, 5-min subs)
ic434_041109_5i25m_R.FIT (Red, 25 min, 5-min subs)
ic434_041109_5i25m_G.FIT (Green, 25 min, 5-min subs)
ic434_041109_5i25m_B.FIT (Blue, 25 min, 5-min subs)
(To Download files, RIGHT-CLICK on link and "Save Target As")
ic434
Horsehead Nebula
ic1396_041006_12i60m_L.FIT (Luminance, 60 min, 5-min subs)
ic1396_041006_3i15m_R.FIT (Red, 15 min, 5-min subs)
ic1396_041006_3i15m_G.FIT (Green, 15 min, 5-min subs)
ic1396_041006_3i15m_B.FIT (Blue, 15 min, 5-min subs)
(To Download files, RIGHT-CLICK on link and "Save Target As")
ic1396
Elephant Trunk Nebula
ngc2359_041212_10i50m_L.FIT (Luminance, 50 min, 5-min subs)
ngc2359_041212_5i25m_R.FIT (Red, 25 min, 5-min subs)
ngc2359_041212_5i25m_G.FIT (Green, 25 min, 5-min subs)
ngc2359_041212_5i25m_B.FIT (Blue, 25 min, 5-min subs)
(To Download files, RIGHT-CLICK on link and "Save Target As")
ngc2359
Thor's Helmet
ngc7023_041014_17i85m_L.FIT (Luminance, 85 min, 5-min subs)
ngc7023_041014_5i25m_R.FIT (Red, 25 min, 5-min subs)
ngc7023_041014_5i25m_G.FIT (Green, 25 min, 5-min subs)
ngc7023_041014_5i25m_B.FIT (Blue, 25 min, 5-min subs)
(To Download files, RIGHT-CLICK on link and "Save Target As")
ngc7023
Iris Nebula
ngc7129_Combine_20i100m_L.FIT (Luminance, 100 min, 5-min subs)
ngc7129_051026_4i20m_R.FIT (Red, 20 min, 5-min subs)
ngc7129_051026_4i20m_G.FIT (Green, 20 min, 5-min subs)
ngc7129_051026_4i20m_B.FIT (Blue, 20 min, 5-min subs)
(To Download files, RIGHT-CLICK on link and "Save Target As")
ngc7129
 
ngc7293_050906_8i40m_L.FIT (Luminance, 40 min, 5-min subs)
ngc7293_050906_3i15m_R.FIT (Red, 15 min, 5-min subs)
ngc7293_050906_3i15m_G.FIT (Green, 15 min, 5-min subs)
ngc7293_050906_3i15m_B.FIT (Blue, 15 min, 5-min subs)
(To Download files, RIGHT-CLICK on link and "Save Target As")
ngc7293
Helix Nebula
ngc7635_051031_10i150m_H.FIT (H-Alpha, 150 min, 15-min subs)
ngc7635_041008_15i75m_L.FIT (Luminance, 75 min, 5-min subs)
ngc7635_041008_4i20m_R.FIT (Red, 20 min, 5-min subs)
ngc7635_041008_4i20m_G.FIT (Green, 20 min, 5-min subs)
ngc7635_041008_4i20m_B.FIT (Blue, 20 min, 5-min subs)
(To Download files, RIGHT-CLICK on link and "Save Target As")
ngc7635
Bubble Nebula

Tak FSQ106N/SBIG STL-11000M FITS files (Ready for Processing)
Listed below are links to FITS files for several of the data sets I have taken with Steve Mazlin's Takahashi FSQ106N f/5 refractor and SBIG STL-11000m CCD camera.

These files will only be of interest to astronomical imagers who have the proper software to complete the processing of the images.

The files have been calibrated (dark subtracted, flat fielded, stacked, and aligned). They are ready for RGB combine and/or LRGB or HaLRGB combine in the program of your choice. The R/G/B filters used for all were the SBIG set. I've experimented with various RGB combine color combine ratios, and my current starting ratios for the SBIG filters are R:G:B = 1.35 : 1.0 : 1.6. The H-Alpha images were taken with an Astrodon 6nm filter.

Feel free to download these files and try your hand at processing images taken with a great scope under the dark transparent skies of rural Northwest Arizona.

Should you decide to publish any resulting processed image (on a web site or in print), the only thing I ask is that the credit line include the phrase "Image Acquisition by Jim Misti and Steve Mazlin".

You should be able to download each file by right-clicking on the file name, then selecting "Save Target As" (Internet Explorer) or "Save Link Target As" (Netscape) and then specifying a location on your PC to save the file.

Each file is just over 20meg in size. If you don't have a broadband connection but would like to receive the files on cd-rom, please send a stamped (6 ounces), self-addressed envelope of at least 6x9" size to

Jim Misti
22 Susanna Way
Newtown, PA 18940
USA.
Unless I'm overwhelmed by cd-rom requests, I'll provide these at no cost to the requestor.

(To Download files, right-click on link and select "Save Target As")
M8 Region (Sagittarius Trio)

m8_060527_11i55m_L.FIT (Luminance, 55 min, 5-min subs)
m8_060527_3i15m_R.FIT (Red, 15 min, 5-min subs)
m8_060527_3i15m_G.FIT (Green, 15 min, 5-min subs)
m8_060527_3i15m_B.FIT (Blue, 15 min, 5-min subs)
Processed Examples Below:

Processed by Jim Misti

Processed by Steve Mazlin (APOD)

Processed by Darrell Crofford

Processed by Warren Keller
M24 (Sagittarius Star Clouds

m24_060530_13i65m_L.FIT (Luminance, 65 min, 5-min subs)
m24_060530_3i15m_R.FIT (Red, 15 min, 5-min subs)
m24_060530_3i15m_G.FIT (Green, 15 min, 5-min subs)
m24_060530_3i15m_B.FIT (Blue, 15 min, 5-min subs)
Processed Examples Below:

Processed by Jim Misti

Processed by Rob Gendler

Processed by Tom Slooh
M31 (Andromeda Galaxy)

m31_061022_12i60m_L.FIT (Luminance, 60 min, 5-min subs)
m31_061022_4i20m_R.FIT (Red, 20 min, 5-min subs)
m31_061022_4i20m_G.FIT (Green, 20 min, 5-min subs)
m31_061022_4i20m_B.FIT (Blue, 20 min, 5-min subs)
Processed Examples Below:

Processed by Tom Harrison

Processed by Andrea Tamanti

Processed by Fernando Bosch

Processed by David Pastern

Processed by Tom Slooh

Processed by C Sonnenstein
ngc1499 (California Nebula)

ngc1499_061028_2i30m_H.FIT (H-Alpha, 30 min, 15-min subs)
ngc1499_061028_18i90m_L.FIT (Luminance, 90 min, 5-min subs)
ngc1499_061028_6i30m_R.FIT (Red, 30 min, 5-min subs)
ngc1499_061028_6i30m_G.FIT (Green, 30 min, 5-min subs)
ngc1499_061028_6i30m_B.FIT (Blue, 30 min, 5-min subs)
Processed Examples Below:

Processed by Simon Walton
ngc2264 (Cone Nebula/FoxFur Region)

ngc2264_061028_16i80m_L.FIT (Luminance, 80 min, 5-min subs)
ngc2264_061028_5i25m_R.FIT (Red, 25 min, 5-min subs)
ngc2264_061028_5i25m_G.FIT (Green, 25 min, 5-min subs)
ngc2264_061028_5i25m_B.FIT (Blue, 25 min, 5-min subs)
Processed Examples Below:

Processed by Andrea Tamanti

Processed by Inaki Lizaso

Processed by Ivette Rodríguez & Oriol Lehmkuhl
ngc7000 (North America Nebula)

ngc7000_060612_14i210m_H.FIT (H-A, 210 min, 15-min subs)
ngc7000_060621_19i95m_L.FIT (Luminance, 95 min, 5-min subs)
ngc7000_060621_4i20m_R.FIT (Red, 20 min, 5-min subs)
ngc7000_060621_4i20m_G.FIT (Green, 20 min, 5-min subs)
ngc7000_060621_4i20m_B.FIT (Blue, 20 min, 5-min subs)
Processed Examples Below:

Processed by Paolo Lazzarini
ngc7635 (Bubble Nebula Region)

ngc7635_060615_10i150m_H.FIT (H-A, 150 min, 15-min subs)
ngc7635_061022_16i80m_L.FIT (Luminance, 80 min, 5-min subs)
ngc7635_061022_4i20m_R.FIT (Red, 20 min, 5-min subs)
ngc7635_061022_4i20m_G.FIT (Green, 20 min, 5-min subs)
ngc7635_061022_4i20m_B.FIT (Blue, 20 min, 5-min subs)
Processed Examples Below:

Processed by Tom Harrison

Processed by Noel Carboni
ngc7960/7979/7992 (Veil Nebula Region)

Veil_060614_10i150m_H.FIT (H-A, 150 min, 15-min subs)
Veil_060622_21i105m_L.FIT (Luminance, 105 min, 5-min subs)
Veil_060622_5i25m_R.FIT (Red, 25 min, 5-min subs)
Veil_060622_5i25m_G.FIT (Green, 25 min, 5-min subs)
Veil_060622_5i25m_B.FIT (Blue, 25 min, 5-min subs)
Processed Examples Below:

Processed by Jim Misti

OGS 32" RC/SBIG STL-11000M FITS files (Ready for Processing)
Listed below are links to FITS files for several of the data sets I have taken with the Optical Guidance Systems 32" Ritchey-Chretien Telescope and SBIG STL-11000m CCD camera.

These files will only be of interest to astronomical imagers who have the proper software to complete the processing of the images.

The files have been calibrated (dark subtracted, flat fielded, stacked, and aligned). They are ready for RGB combine and/or LRGB or HaLRGB combine in the program of your choice. The R/G/B filters used for all but the m63 data were the SBIG set. The m63 set was taken with Astrodon filters. I've experimented with various RGB combine color combine ratios, and my current starting ratios for the SBIG filters are R:G:B = 1.3 : 1.0 : 1.6, while the Astrodon ration I'm using is 1.0 : 1.2 : 1.2. The actual ratios I used for each of my versions is listed at the bottom of the file list. The H-Alpha images were taken with the Astrodon 6nm filter.

Feel free to download these files and try your hand at processing images taken with a large scope under dark skies.

Should you decide to publish any resulting processed image (on a web site or in print), the only thing I ask is that the credit line include the phrase "Image Acquisition by Jim Misti".

You should be able to download each file by right-clicking on the file name, then selecting "Save Target As" (Internet Explorer) or "Save Link Target As" (Netscape) and then specifying a location on your PC to save the file.

Each file is just over 20meg in size. If you don't have a broadband connection but would like to receive the files on cd-rom, please send a stamped (6 ounces), self-addressed envelope of at least 6x9" size to

Jim Misti
22 Susanna Way
Newtown, PA 18940
USA.
Unless I'm overwhelmed by cd-rom requests, I'll provide these at no cost to the requestor.
See m8 image comparison page of processed versions.
See Image Processing Example for this data.

m8_050507_5i75m_H.FIT (H-Alpha, 75 min, 15-min subs)
m8_050507_26i26m_L.FIT (Luminance, 26 min, 1-min subs)
m8_050507_9i9m_R.FIT (Red, 9 min, 1-min subs)
m8_050507_9i9m_G.FIT (Green, 9 min, 1-min subs)
m8_050507_9i9m_B.FIT (Blue, 9 min, 1-min subs)
(Jim's color combine ratio was R : G : B = 1.5 : 1.0 : 1.6)
(To Download files, RIGHT-CLICK on link and "Save Target As")
M8
Lagoon Nebula
See Melotte 15 image comparison page of processed versions.

mel15_051025_9i135m_H.FIT (H-Alpha, 135 min, 15-min subs)
mel15_041110_14i70m_L.FIT (Luminance, 70 min, 5-min subs)
mel15_041110_5i25m3_R.FIT (Red, 25 min, 5-min subs)
mel15_041110_5i25m3_G.FIT (Green, 25 min, 5-min subs)
mel15_041110_5i25m3_B.FIT (Blue, 25 min, 5-min subs)
(Jim's color combine ratio was R : G : B = 1.6 : 1.0 : 1.8)
(The luminance file had a 3-iteration LR-Deconvolution in CCDSharp. The RGB files were taken with 3x3 binning, then resized to match the Luminance/Ha.)
(To Download files, RIGHT-CLICK on link and "Save Target As")
Mel-15
Melotte 15 Cluster
See m63 image comparison page of processed versions.
See Image Processing Example for this data.

m63_050306_12i60m_L.FIT (Luminance, 60 min, 5-min subs)
m63_050306_4i20m_R.FIT (Red, 20 min, 5-min subs)
m63_050306_4i20m_G.FIT (Green, 20 min, 5-min subs)
m63_050306_4i20m_B.FIT (Blue, 20 min, 5-min subs)
(Jim's color combine ratio was R : G : B = 1.0 : 1.2 : 1.2)
(To Download files, RIGHT-CLICK on link and "Save Target As")
m63
Sunflower Galaxy
See m101 image comparison page of processed versions.

m101_050511_12i60m_L.FIT (Luminance, 60 min, 5-min subs)
m101_050511_3i15m_R.FIT (Red, 15 min, 5-min subs)
m101_050511_3i15m_G.FIT (Green, 15 min, 5-min subs)
m101_050511_3i15m_B.FIT (Blue, 15 min, 5-min subs)
(Jim's color combine ratio was R : G : B = 1.3 : 1.0 : 1.6)
(To Download files, RIGHT-CLICK on link and "Save Target As")
M101
 
See m11 image comparison page of processed versions.

m11_050830_11i8x3mc11m_L.FIT (Luminance, 11 min, 1-min subs)
m11_050830_6i6m_R.FIT (Red, 6 min, 1-min subs)
m11_050830_6i6m_G.FIT (Green, 6 min, 1-min subs)
m11_050830_6i6m_B.FIT (Blue, 6 min, 1-min subs)
(Jim's color combine ratio was R : G : B = 1.3 : 1.0 : 1.6)
(To Download files, RIGHT-CLICK on link and "Save Target As")
M11
Wild Duck Cluster
See m13 image comparison page of processed versions.
See Image Processing Example for this data.

m13_050414_14i14m_L.FIT (Luminance, 14 min, 1-min subs)
m13_050414_7i7m_R.FIT (Red, 7 min, 1-min subs)
m13_050414_7i7m_G.FIT (Green, 7 min, 1-min subs)
m13_050414_7i7m_B.FIT (Blue, 7 min, 1-min subs)
(Jim's color combine ratio was R : G : B = 1.5 : 1.0 : 1.8)
(To Download files, RIGHT-CLICK on link and "Save Target As")
M13
Hercules Cluster