M57 "The Ring Nebula" - In Lyra

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Imaging Details:
Imaging Date:   June 8-9th, 2003
Imaging Site:   Kirkland, Washington - USA
Seeing Conditions:   Poor
Telescope:   Celestron C-14 @ F11 (3910mm)
Imaging Camera:   ST-10XME w/CFW-8A
Exposure:   (LRGB) 7x300s, 5x260sec, 5x260sec, 5x410sec (L Binned 1x1, RGB Binned 2x2)
Mount & Guiding:   AP-900GTO, Guided with STV and E-Finder
Processing Notes:   Sigma rejection combine of dark frames.
CCDSharp - 10 Iterations of Lucy-Richardson Deconvolution on the luminance channel.
MaxIm DL/CCD - Dark subtracted, median combined, RGB frames double sized, and color combined
Photoshop - Levels, curves, slight color balance, and unsharp mask sharpening.

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