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Thursday, November 6, 2008
S-II, H-a and O-III composition, Hubble palette
H-a+35%S-II, O-III and O-III+30%H-a, "Natural color" composition
to better show actual nebulosity
This image looks very different, than images of California Nebula usually do.
There is two reasons.
First is, that this is a three color narrowband image, there is not
too many of them, least I haven't seen one.
Second reason is,
that image is "upside down" compared to usual precentation format.
I did this for a reason, narrowband composition reveals new structures in nebula,
they are very three dimensional and this position shows them best.
Imaging data: Camera, QHY8
- Filters, Baader 7nm H-alpha, Baader 8,5nm O-III and Baader 8nm S-II
- Optics, Tokina AT-X 300mm @ f2.8 - Exposures, 5X 1200s H-alpha, 2 X 1200 O-III and 2X1200s S-II + flats and bias
- Guiding, LX200 GPS 12" + PHD-guiding and Lodestar
This is how Claifornia Nebula is usually shown.