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NGC 6992 Veil from 2019-06-07

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#1 lakeorion

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Posted 15 June 2019 - 03:17 PM

Starter project, need to grab more time but here is what I was able to manage the first night. 33 x 3 min, WO Star 71 / QHY 183M lum only.

2019-06-07 NGC 6992 Veil2bw.jpg


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Posted 15 June 2019 - 03:19 PM

And a version colorized with two year old DSLR data.

2019-06-07 NGC 6992 Veil2color.jpg

 

Better / worse?


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Posted 15 June 2019 - 03:51 PM

I like the colored version.  It is trippier



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Posted 15 June 2019 - 09:25 PM

That's a lot of stars!!! Good job. Like the color version. Can you saturated it more?

Mike


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#5 lakeorion

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Posted 16 June 2019 - 09:03 PM

I can't really push the color more without odd artifacts.  It's the reason I 'graduated' from DSLR.  I was using a circa 2007 full spectrum DSLR.  I actually prefer the B&W version, I always hated the saturated cores from my DSLR.

 

I can't wait to get color filters for my mono camera.


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Posted 17 June 2019 - 02:00 AM

Needs more stars

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Posted 17 June 2019 - 03:50 PM

Needs more stars

Need more cowbell!

 

Seriously though, the Veil Nebula is a terrific narrowband object. The Ha and OIII are both very strong, and distinct. Since you already have the mono camera, get a cheap Ha and OIII filter, and just screw them on to the front of the camera. I assume you're using the 1.25" adapter that comes with the camera, to attach the camera to the scope. If that's the case, 1.25" filters will screw right onto the front of it. You can later automate the process by adding a filter wheel.



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Posted 18 June 2019 - 06:57 AM

I understand eventually I want narrowband (and infrared - this camera / filter wheel dual purposes for planetary also).

 

I've also subscribed to the 'pay once - cry once' philosophy.

 

CFO gives me a budget of $100 / month.

 

It will take me two years to stuff the filter wheel with AstroDon filters.

 

I have patience.  Pictures are luminance only for now.



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Posted 27 August 2019 - 08:29 PM

Applied the add more data filter.  After a month of vacation / work / weather I was able to finally get out and take more frames.  70 x 180s.  Still Luminance only - that's a story for a different time.

 

May have helped a little.

 

2019-08-24 NGC 6992 Veil-s.jpg




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