Higher-resolution versions: 1680 x 1050 3984 x 2645
Equipment:Nikkor 300mm/4 lens/STL-11000M/Astrodon LRGB filters/Paramount ME
Exposures: LRGB: L 10 x 6 minutes: R 10 x 6 minutes: G 10 x 6 minutes: B 10 x 6 minutes: RGB binned 2x2
Date: June 9, 2012
Location: Landers, California, USA
Technical Notes: CCDAutopilot2 was used to dither exposures, which were sigma combined. Gradients were removed with Russell Croman's GradientXTerminator plug-in for Photoshop. The RGB image was created in Registar 1.0. A copy of the the RGB image was combined with the original using Hard Light to enhance color saturation.