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NGC 7293 , Aquarius, HELIX NEBULA

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#1 rekokich

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Posted 12 September 2019 - 05:50 AM

NGC 7293 , Aquarius, HELIX NEBULA

I am starting a series of LRGB exposures of the Helix Nebula with a remote controlled CDK 500x2268 mm telescope in Australia. The attached image was composed with a single set of RGB 300 sec exposures, with G used for luminance. It was processed with StarTools, XnView, and Neat Image. Total integration time is only 15 minutes. It should be interesting to observe detail emerging in the nebula as more subs are added.

Thank you for looking.

 

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Posted 12 September 2019 - 05:24 PM

that is a great start. I really like this target, look forward to the progression. 

 

By by any chance, did you see the post of 101 hours of Ha on this?


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#3 rekokich

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Posted 14 September 2019 - 12:20 AM

Yes, Brian, I did see the 101 hour Helix in Ha. It is magnificent. I am afraid I won't be able to afford 101 hours on this remote scope. My wife refuses to increase my toy allowance, and won't let me mortgage the house.



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Posted 14 September 2019 - 12:28 AM

Hahaha, yes I hear you. Look forward to seeing your progression.  



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Posted 14 September 2019 - 01:30 AM

where is this 101 hour image of the helix??



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Posted 14 September 2019 - 06:06 AM

You meant this thread? https://www.cloudyni...4/#entry9630165




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