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January 2017 - MattC867

imaging/sketching contest

January 2017 - MattC867

CCD Imaging & Processing forum

Here is a 2x2 mosaic of the Heart Nebula that I made in narrowband (SHO). I shot 18 600 second subs per filter per panel, so 216 subs (before rejection) in total which took me about 36 hours over the course of 8 nights between August 2016 and Jan 2017. Images were taken from my home in central Maryland.
Gear -
OTA: Orion 8" f3.9 Newt
Camera: SBIG STF-8300m w/ Astrodon 5nm filters
Mount: Orion Atlas Pro
Guiding: Orion Magnificient Mini with SSAG
Image acquisition with Sequence Generator Pro, PlateSolve2, Cartes du Ciel, and PHD2

    • gene williams, AnhTuan, darkstar3d and 13 others like this

    Apr 24 2017 01:49 AM

    Perfect! Looks like something Hubble would pull off! So cool too see this quality of a picture from the ground! Amazing job!!

    Brian Miller
    Sep 25 2017 05:50 PM

    this is mind blowing....so much work but so worth it. absolutely stunning 

    That is the best photo I've ever seen! Wow it looks like a 3d portal.
    This was worth every single minute you put into this shot. Amazing.


    pee pee bottom right

    one of my favorite objects

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