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Abell 21 (Medusa Nebula) And NGC 2395

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#1 JoshH

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Posted 16 April 2013 - 09:20 PM

This was imaged from 12-11-12 until 04-13-13

I'm not really sure the HA data improved this image much. The data from the red channel was quite good already, and adding the HA seemed to mess the color up a bit, but I didn't want to waste the data. Overall I think it did help to bring out the fainter areas that might have been lost in the mild skyglow I have to overcome. Thanks for looking and please let me know what you think. I couldn't get an image under 100k and still keep it half way decent looking to post in here so please just click on a link to see the image.

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Medium,

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Full,

http://farm9.staticf...d9b089a7a_o.jpg

Luminance 35x900 Seconds
HA 30x900 Seconds
Red 31x600 Seconds
Green 27x600 Seconds
Blue 45x600 Seconds

Intes Micro MN-65
Sbig ST8300M
Astrodon LRGB Baader 7nm HA
Celestron CI-700 with Si-Tech GOTO

#2 rigel123

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Posted 16 April 2013 - 09:28 PM

That came out great Josh! Colors are terrific.

#3 dsnope

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Posted 16 April 2013 - 11:33 PM

I think it looks great. The star colors impressed me.

#4 Rick J

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Posted 17 April 2013 - 12:19 AM

Excellent. Most would overlook that star cluster. Though it is in the Herschel 400 list.

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#5 LazyLightning

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Posted 17 April 2013 - 03:15 AM

That came out very nice Josh, like the field and framing!

#6 Jim Thommes

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Posted 17 April 2013 - 10:48 PM

Josh,
Looks great. Nice processing.

#7 JoshH

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Posted 26 April 2013 - 09:08 PM

Thanks everyone, I appreciate all of your kind words.

#8 SL63 AMG

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Posted 27 April 2013 - 10:47 AM

I think it looks great. The star colors impressed me.


I have to agree. The first thing that struck me was the star field. The colors in the stars are really nice I enjoyed cruising around the star field more than looking at the object itself.

Very nicely done!

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Posted 27 April 2013 - 03:30 PM

Very nice work!!

#10 bill w

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Posted 27 April 2013 - 09:19 PM

beautiful field josh

#11 hytham

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Posted 28 April 2013 - 01:18 PM

That looks awesome, Josh.

#12 Tyler Allred

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Posted 02 May 2013 - 09:35 AM

Nice processing Josh. The image is very pleasing to yhe eyes.


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