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avdhoeven
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Melotte 15 in Hubble palette
      #5523857 - 11/17/12 04:34 AM

Last night I had the TEC140 running on my EQ6 while I was sleeping. Result 11x1800s S2 data that I could add to my previously gathered data. It took almost two months with the sparse clear nights here, but the result I do like a lot...

Exposures:

9 x 1800s H-alpha (4,5nm 06/10/2012)
12 x 1800s OIII (3nm 10/10/2012)
11 x 1800s S2 (5nm 17/11/2012)
10 x 300s R,G,B (22/10/2012)

(total approx. 17 hours)

SXV-H9 / TEC-140 / NEQ-6 / DMK21-618 OAG

Image


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terry59
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Re: Melotte 15 in Hubble palette new [Re: avdhoeven]
      #5523910 - 11/17/12 07:36 AM

Very nice. I prefer those colors over the standard Hubble palette.

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broca
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Re: Melotte 15 in Hubble palette new [Re: terry59]
      #5525583 - 11/18/12 06:33 AM

Nice work Andre. What automation program are you using?

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jerryyyyy
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Reged: 10/06/11

Loc: Stanford, California
Re: Melotte 15 in Hubble palette new [Re: broca]
      #5525840 - 11/18/12 10:48 AM

Nice work. I have been using this object as a test-piece to learn narrow band imaging. I started with the Helix Nebula, in which O-III and H-Alpha are just hanging out there in the breeze.

This object is much harder. It would be interesting to see what the raw signals look like and what you did to merge them. I am about half-way to the amount of exposures you have, but I am using the Baader filters, which appear to be less narrow band than what you are using (Astrodon?) I have a lot of overlap of the signals.


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bluedandelion
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Re: Melotte 15 in Hubble palette new [Re: jerryyyyy]
      #5525979 - 11/18/12 12:00 PM

Wonderful narrow band image. Colors look great to me.

Ajay


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J.P.M
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Re: Melotte 15 in Hubble palette new [Re: bluedandelion]
      #5526079 - 11/18/12 12:53 PM

Wonderful work!

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avdhoeven
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Re: Melotte 15 in Hubble palette new [Re: avdhoeven]
      #5527646 - 11/19/12 10:33 AM

I just added an image to my site showing the layers where the image consists of:

image


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Oleg Bryzgalov
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Re: Melotte 15 in Hubble palette new [Re: avdhoeven]
      #5527789 - 11/19/12 11:53 AM

Very nice work.
High definition and soft colors.


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avdhoeven
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Re: Melotte 15 in Hubble palette new [Re: avdhoeven]
      #5547324 - 11/30/12 02:30 PM Attachment (5 downloads)

Here is the latest version of the image:

Full resolution

For automation I use nebulosity to capture the images and maximdl for guiding. That's all automation there is to it...


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David Rosenthal
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Re: Melotte 15 in Hubble palette new [Re: avdhoeven]
      #5547531 - 11/30/12 05:03 PM

That is just spectacular !!!!!!

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kfir Simon
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Re: Melotte 15 in Hubble palette new [Re: David Rosenthal]
      #5553464 - 12/04/12 07:31 AM

What an AMAZING Image!
Great colors and details - well done.

Kfir


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jerryyyyy
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Reged: 10/06/11

Loc: Stanford, California
Re: Melotte 15 in Hubble palette new [Re: Oleg Bryzgalov]
      #5553871 - 12/04/12 12:19 PM

Quote:

Very nice work.
High definition and soft colors.




You get a great S2 signal... need to trade my filters in....


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