WIZARD NEBULA – NGC 7380 (COLOR)

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It has been difficult to find enough imaging time between the rainy weather days to complete this project. Of course, you never are really finished since you can always add more images to the stack. This image was composed by stacking 15 thirty minute H-Alpha images, 4 sixty minute H-Alpha images, and 8 thirty minute Oxygen images and then massaging the data in Maxim DL, Pixinsight, and Photoshop. To be honest, I discarded as many images as I kept due to one thing or another. The total integration (imaging) time for the images that were used was 15.5 hours.