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#1 avdhoeven

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Posted 24 May 2013 - 06:06 PM

Yesterday NASA released an image of M57 showing marvellous detail. This image was based on HST data I already processed also about 6 months ago. NASA combined this data with Large Binocular Telescope data, while I combined it before with Subaru telescope data.

So I thought why not combine data from the three telescopes together. This resulted in an image of M57 like I have really never seen it before... I would say sit down, open the full resolution and be engulfed with the universe's splendour :)

Credits: NASA/ESA/A.van der Hoeven/R. Gendler/C. Robert O'Dell (Vanderbilt University)/D. Thompson (LBTO)

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#2 Jared

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Posted 24 May 2013 - 06:51 PM

Extraordinary!

#3 David Ault

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Posted 24 May 2013 - 07:33 PM

That is simply jaw droppingly gorgeous. :jawdrop:

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#4 dsnope

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Posted 24 May 2013 - 07:49 PM

Amazing!

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Posted 24 May 2013 - 09:36 PM

Wow, Andre-
That's a significant improvement on the Hubble release, which was already totally amazing.
Great processing.
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#6 jerryyyyy

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Posted 25 May 2013 - 09:39 AM

Yes, I have been working on M57 for a few week now in H-alpha and O-III and that wild red corona is there... but I only get a whisp of it after 22 subs at 1800s... 11 hours. I'll post what I get later today... this is an incentive to start processing for the weekend!

#7 PrestonE

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Posted 25 May 2013 - 11:16 AM

Stunning image :bow:

Fantastic processing!!!

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#8 lunar

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Posted 25 May 2013 - 08:20 PM

Very nice compilation!

#9 morten

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Posted 26 May 2013 - 10:13 AM

This is a nice image.
However, I don't understand the color mapping.
It seems like a Hubble palette in the nebulae itself. The outer nebulosity, which in the image is Deep red, consists of both OIII and Ha, but no SII?
See:
http://billsnyderast...m/?page_id=1424

#10 schmeah

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Posted 26 May 2013 - 01:30 PM

Absolutely remarkable! Congrats!

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Posted 30 May 2013 - 11:22 AM

That is absolutely spectacular!

#12 jerryyyyy

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Posted 31 May 2013 - 09:16 AM

I believe the red around this image is the beginning of these layers.. after a lot of H-alpha colecting. I got nothing using my UVIR filter for 1800s.

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Posted 31 May 2013 - 01:38 PM

Now, that is a mind blowing image. Fantastic!






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