Jump to content


Photo

IC 405 the Flaming Star nebula

  • Please log in to reply
11 replies to this topic

#1 broca

broca

    Surveyor 1

  • *****
  • Posts: 1632
  • Joined: 26 Mar 2010
  • Loc: Ocala, FL

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
Comments and suggestions are always welcome.
For a higher resolution image please visit my web page.

Attached Files



#2 BlueGrass

BlueGrass

    Surveyor 1

  • *****
  • Posts: 1983
  • Joined: 25 Jul 2009
  • Loc: Wasatch Front, UT

Posted 10 January 2013 - 11:07 PM

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

#3 SGT500

SGT500

    Fly Me to the Moon

  • *****
  • Posts: 5093
  • Joined: 03 Oct 2006
  • Loc: Sarasota, Florida

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? ;)

#4 jeffweiss9

jeffweiss9

    Ranger 4

  • -----
  • Posts: 399
  • Joined: 09 Nov 2008
  • Loc: Sunnyvale, CA

Posted 10 January 2013 - 11:22 PM

A beautiful one, Steve-
-Jeff

#5 rigel123

rigel123

    Voyager 1

  • *****
  • Posts: 11288
  • Joined: 29 Jun 2009
  • Loc: SW Ohio

Posted 11 January 2013 - 12:20 AM

That is fantastic!

#6 Mark72

Mark72

    Viking 1

  • -----
  • Posts: 675
  • Joined: 19 Sep 2012
  • Loc: Munich, Germany

Posted 11 January 2013 - 02:21 AM

Great work Steve,

Especially preserving blue reflection nebula is a tough job.

Mark

#7 PatHolland

PatHolland

    Vanguard

  • *****
  • Moderators
  • Posts: 2354
  • Joined: 11 Oct 2009
  • Loc: Clever, Missouri

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.

#8 mmalik

mmalik

    DSLR camera modifications

  • *****
  • Vendors
  • Posts: 5478
  • Joined: 13 Jan 2012
  • Loc: USA

Posted 11 January 2013 - 08:51 AM

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

#9 mmalik

mmalik

    DSLR camera modifications

  • *****
  • Vendors
  • Posts: 5478
  • Joined: 13 Jan 2012
  • Loc: USA

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

#10 mcarroll

mcarroll

    Apollo

  • -----
  • Posts: 1032
  • Joined: 28 Aug 2010
  • Loc: Greensboro, NC

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.

#11 JWalk

JWalk

    Apollo

  • -----
  • Posts: 1388
  • Joined: 06 Jun 2010
  • Loc: San Antonio, TX

Posted 11 January 2013 - 11:10 AM

Great shot Steve! Colors are really nice.

#12 broca

broca

    Surveyor 1

  • *****
  • Posts: 1632
  • Joined: 26 Mar 2010
  • Loc: Ocala, FL

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.






Cloudy Nights LLC
Cloudy Nights Sponsor: Astronomics