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IC 405 the Flaming Star nebula

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#1 broca

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Posted 10 January 2013 - 10:31 PM

Here is the latest from Florida. It has been unusually cloudy this "winter" but I was able to squeak this one in. I've been sitting on the Ha data for a couple of weeks and finally got the RGB in on the last 2 clear nights with poor transparency. So I bring to you all...
IC 405 the Flaming Star nebula
Ocala, FL
Constellation: Auriga
1,500 light years distant
Imaged December 19, 2012, January 9 and January 10, 2013.
RGB data: 6 minute exposure (each channel) stacked in DSS for a total of 3 hours
Ha data: 15minute exposure stacked in DSS for a total of 4 hours.
PS CS5
Orion 80mm EON
Orion 50mm guide scope with SSAG
QSI 683ws
Losmandy G-11 with Gemini II
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#2 BlueGrass

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Posted 10 January 2013 - 11:07 PM

Beautiful image Steve. The Eon gives a nice FOV for this.

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Posted 10 January 2013 - 11:17 PM

Lookin really good.... I know it has been a really cloudy winter. Does this mean we are going t get a sunny summer? ;)

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Posted 10 January 2013 - 11:22 PM

A beautiful one, Steve-
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Posted 11 January 2013 - 12:20 AM

That is fantastic!

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Posted 11 January 2013 - 02:21 AM

Great work Steve,

Especially preserving blue reflection nebula is a tough job.

Mark

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Posted 11 January 2013 - 07:54 AM

Nice job Steve. You've managed to capture a lot of the wispy HA data on the outskirt of the nebula.

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Posted 11 January 2013 - 08:51 AM

Nice wide FOV; my attempt here.... Thx

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Posted 11 January 2013 - 08:54 AM

RGB data: 6 minute exposure (each channel) stacked in DSS for a total of 3 hours
Ha data: 15minute exposure stacked in DSS for a total of 4 hours.


How do you combine Ha & RGB; is it another combine after combining each group separately? Thx

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Posted 11 January 2013 - 09:01 AM

Nice work Steve! Good details showing with the Ha data. Weather hasn't been very good this winter here in NC, either.

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Posted 11 January 2013 - 11:10 AM

Great shot Steve! Colors are really nice.

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Posted 11 January 2013 - 11:41 AM

Thanks George, Sal, Jeff, Warren, Mark, PatHolland, mmalik, Mike and Jimmy!
How do you combine Ha & RGB; is it another combine after combining each group separately? Thx
I go about this by Starizona method. I am really dorking out on this now :pand I made a tutorial. The beginning of the tutorial explains how I use RegiStar and the middle to end is how I combine Ha and RGB. It is the first video linked here.


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