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First attempt at a Hubble image. Wizard Neb


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Managed to gather 7 hours of O111 last night to add to the HA and S11 I already captured this week.


This morning I began the steep learning curve in processing this lot into a tri coloured image.


After a lot of reading I decided to bite the bullet and have a go.


It took a lot of trial and error, mainly errors but I think I have begun to get some where close in achieving a half decent result.


Set up.


GT 81

SXV - H9

SX filter wheel

Pier mounted belt modded NEQ6

Captured in Maxim

Guiding in PHD using a Loadstar and OAG




HA - 7 hours of 1200 second subs.

O111 - 7 hours of 1200 second subs

S11 - 7 Hours of 1200 second subs


All subs stacked in Maxim


Aligned and combined in PS 6.


All comments tips and help welcomed and needed.


Click on image for full res.



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Very nice Graham, can't be easy!! Only comment I would make is that if you can darken the surrounding sky, the nebula contrast would be even better?? :)

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i was going to ask graham as you usually get magenta stars and background (not green)  but you answered that one :D  but still looks nice to me :D

better than my first attempt :lol:   well done




if you want to send data i will have a go with it if you want :D

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Had another go at this tonight using the correct mapping.

I also used the suggested method from Noel.

To say I am more than a little pleased with the outcome is a slight under statement.


Again click on the image for full size.



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