The Deep Photographic Guide to the
The constellation of the month
Scutum, Serpens [Cauda]
Data of Photography
||Field of View:||27o x 39o
© Copyright by the observers
The image was obtained with a usual mechanical camera and lens of normal focal length (50mm).
Guiding was done on a Super Polaris mount. The place is the Cerro Tololo Observatory in Chile.
The conventional photography was digitized to 2048 x 3072 pixels and a color depth
of 3 x 8 Bits.
Digital image processing improved the quality of the image dramatically.
The main steps are the subtraction of the terrestrial skybackground and following contrast enhancement.
Image Size and Resolution
Shown are reduced resolutions with a size of 512 x 341 pixels and 1024 x 683 pixels.
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The special object sections do have the full resolution of the original scan, but of course
are limited to a smaller size of 255 x 255 pixels, equivalent to 3o x 3o
in the sky.