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Monday, November 21, 2016
My latest image is a composition of exposures from several nights, months and years. Couple of weeks ago, when we had some clear night last time, I took couple of shots from Veil Nebula. This time my purpose was to show some rarely imaged details and structures in this complex ball of expanding gas, leftovers from a massive explosion, the supernova.
I combined this new material to my older images of the area. Total exposure time for this five panel mosaic is around 37 h.
Please, click for a full size image
S-II = Red, H-alpha = Green and O-III = Blue.
Processing work flow
Image acquisition, MaxiDL v5.07.
Stacked and calibrated in CCDStack2.
Deconvolution with a CCDStack2 Positive Constraint, 21 iterations, added at 25% weight
Color combine in PS CS3
Levels and curves in PS CS3.
Celestron Edge HD 1100 @ f7 with 0,7 focal reducer for Edge HD 1100 telescope
Cameras and filters
Imaging camera Apogee Alta U16 and Apogee seven slot filter wheel
Guider camera, Lodestar x2 and SXV-AOL
Astrodon filter, 5nm H-alpha
Astrodon filter, 3nm O-III
Astrodon filter, 3nm S-II
New material from this Autumn season, total exposure time 15 h
H-alpha, 15 x 1200s = 5h
O-III, 15 x 1200s binned = 5h
S-II, 15 x 1200s binned = 5h
Older material used for this mosaic image
Pickering's Triangle mosaic, https://astroanarchy.blogspot.fi/2015/09/pickerings-triangle-my-first-light-for.html
Witch's Broom Nebula, https://astroanarchy.blogspot.fi/2015/10/a-new-image-witchs-broom-nebula.html