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    • NGC6960 - Western Veil Nebula
      OK - this was 3 hrs of integration - 180 x 1min subs to try to keep 52Cyg from blowing out too much; C8+Hyperstar+178 MC Cool; Processed in Pix1.8
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    • E-PL5 first light - 03/11/18 M45
      107x 180s Lights
      60 Darks
      60 Flats
      60 Bias
      ISO1600
      5h 24m total integration
       

       
       
       
       
       
       
       
      • 6 replies
    • Venus 26-10-2018 about 10 mins before inferior conjunction
      WO132 Chameleon cam
      IR742 filter
       
      • 6 replies
    • Melotte 15 in the heart nebula
      Captured between 26 September and 9 October over several sessions in Ha and RGB with the ED80. 26 September I had my best guiding results to date so presumably down to some good seeing.
      Camera was QHY IMG2Pro at -20 deg. Exposures were Ha 20x 900s and RGB 20 x 120s each filter. Tried a few tools from the Pixinsight box very little used (by me) before, including deconvolution, dark structure enhance and NBRGB combination. First image is the Ha processed master.

       
      Then combined with RGB master adding some Ha to the red channel. Not happy with the star haloes, but I suppose it is a result of combining small narrowband stars with the larger RGB stars.
       

       
      I am planning to add some OIII and SII data soon.
      • 3 replies
    • One for Halloween. IC 59 and IC 63
      Here is one especially for Halloween.
      IC 59 and IC 63.
      Unfortunately the clouds moved in before I could get much data on this.
      Managed to grab only 7 subs at 600 seconds in both HA and SII.
      Could not find any OIII so ditched the channel after a couple of subs.
      Had to frame this to loose the bright star on the top edge from blowing out the entire image.
      Used a copy of the SII as a false OIII channel to process this in a semi Hubble pallet fashion.
      Turned out reasonably ok for so little data.
       
       
      • 1 reply
    • Bubble Nebula
      Finally getting somewhere only 6x300sec /flats x25 Bias as darks x25  Dithered ,stacked in DSS ,processed in Startools comments welcome as usual good or bad 
       
      • 6 replies
    • IC63 - Ghost of Cassiopeia in Ha
      Dodged a few clouds last night but got enough time Mr Ghosty to make an image. Taken with the C8+Hyperstar & 178 MC Cool combo
      • 4 replies
    • Pacman Neb in Hubble
      Taken tonight in conditions of very poor seeing.
      GT81
      Atik 414 EX
      27 subs at 600 seconds in HA, OIII and SII  (9 in each )
      Captured and stacked in Maxim
      Assembled in PS 6.
       
      • 5 replies
    • M33 in RGB
      What a fabulous night it was last night (Saturday 6th Oct) Everything worked flawlessly with no issues except for one green channel getting trashed from high cloud, that passed pretty quickly and I was able to continue. This  shot is a simple RGB image, I do have plans to get some more data including Luminance and Ha to enhance the H2 regions. I'm quite pleased with the core detail.
      Exposure time 7x 900s in Red, 7x640s in Green and 860s in Blue. Taken with my AG12 and H35 camera
      Click to view full res image
      Thanks 
      Peter Shah
       
      • 17 replies
    • NGC6960 The Wiches Broom (Western Veil Nebula)
      Not bad for in the face of a harvest moon. I used a UHC clip filter.
      26 x 300sec @ ISO800 with darks flats and bias frames
      processed in Startools and finished in CS2.
       
      • 7 replies

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