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M97 Owl Nebula accompanied by many galaxies

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#1 AlbertoP

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Posted 12 June 2019 - 04:02 PM

Good evening, today I want to share the result we have obtained from this planetary nebula known to all, the most interesting part of this image other than M97lol.gif lol.gif  is the large number of small galaxies that can be seen, so I decided to dissect it, the Dark skies of Deep Sky West help, but certainly the TEC160 has done a great job with its 160mm.

To highlight a little more the halo that surrounds M97, combine OIII data in PixelMath, for the background it did not make a big difference, but it gave more definition to the shell of M97.

 

Telescope: TEC 160FLCCD

Camera: SBIG STXL-16200

Mount: Paramount ME II

Filters: Astrodon LRGB Set Tru-Balance E-Series Gen 2 50mm an  Astronon 5nm OIII filter inside of filter wheel SBIG STXL-FW8G

Fully processed in PixInsight 1.8

 

Total exposure 33.2 hours.

 

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Credits By Alberto Pisabarro, Jim & Linda Powell.

 

 


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Posted 12 June 2019 - 04:09 PM

Great job on the processing, Alberto!

Your images are some of the best I have ever seen.

Mike


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Posted 12 June 2019 - 04:12 PM

In image #2, it's almost like that star (at 10:00) is lighting up the side of the planetary nebula like a flashlight.  Wonderful shots.


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Posted 12 June 2019 - 04:17 PM

Great job on the processing, Alberto!

Your images are some of the best I have ever seen.

Mike

Thank you very much for your kind words Mike, I'm glad you like the result flowerred.gif .

Cheers.

Alberto.



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Posted 12 June 2019 - 04:23 PM

In image #2, it's almost like that star (at 10:00) is lighting up the side of the planetary nebula like a flashlight.  Wonderful shots.

Thank you very much, it's very interesting, I had not noticed, but now that you've told me it will be the only thing I'll see when I look at it lol.gif lol.gif.

Cheers.

Alberto.


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Posted 12 June 2019 - 07:14 PM

Nice image the Owl Nebula. cool.gif waytogo.gif like-button.jpg

 

I see Hickson 50 is nearby.


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Posted 13 June 2019 - 04:24 AM

Thank you very much!!!!

Regards.

Alberto.



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Posted 13 June 2019 - 05:39 AM

Great job on the processing, Alberto!

Your images are some of the best I have ever seen.

Mike

I agree with Mike.


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Posted 14 June 2019 - 09:50 AM

Truly remarkable. I agree, even without the owl, this field is fascinating.

 

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#10 AlbertoP

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Posted 21 June 2019 - 05:50 AM

I agree with Mike.

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Regards 



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Posted 21 June 2019 - 05:54 AM

Truly remarkable. I agree, even without the owl, this field is fascinating.

 

Derek

Thank you very much, Derek!!!

Sorry for the delay in answering, I totally agree, from the moment I made an STF to the FITS I told myself that the fund had to be at least the secondary actorlol.gif cool.gif

 

Best Regards.

 

Alberto.



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Posted 21 June 2019 - 06:22 AM

Almost certainly the greatest number of background galaxies that I've seen in any image of the Owl. It looks like those 33 hours definitely payed off.

 

Thanks for doing all of the "work" in bringing this image to CN.

 

As for the halo on the Owl, yes, that can be tough. I actually had someone criticize my processing once because the halo was just barely visible after only 3.5 hours of TOTAL integration time. I responding by noting that it often takes five to ten hours of exposure before you can begin to see the halo and that I was also working under red/orange zone light pollution.



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Posted 23 June 2019 - 09:23 PM

Yeah, that's a ton of galaxies. This is a most impressive image. Nice work. Thanks for the annotation.


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