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SH2-173 - Phantom of the Opera HaLRGB

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#1 vakulenko_sergiy

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Posted 14 September 2019 - 04:31 AM

I wanted to capture this object a long time ago, but actually decided to start after update from OSC to monochrome camera.

 

Image on Astrobin

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Capture details.

Own remote observatory. AZ-EQ6 mount, ED80 (520mm at 1/6.5), Atik383L+. Guilde - OAG with QHY5 camera.
Baader L: 42 x 600s;
Baader R: 24 x 600s;
Baader G: 24 x 600s;
Baader B: 26 x 600s;
Baader Ha: 40 x 1800s;
Total exposure - 39 hr.
Captured in SGP, processed in FitStacker, Pixinsight.

 

SH2-173 is a HII region with a diameter of 77 light years, approximately 8800 light-years away from Earth. It is located in the constellation of Cassiopeia in the Perseus arm, on of the main arms of our Milky Way.

Due to its resemblance to the mask the nebula is often called the "Phantom of the Opera" nebula.

On the full size image there is a NGC103 open cluster and small nebula SH2-172 (in right-bottom corner).


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#2 ChristopherBeere

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Posted 14 September 2019 - 07:36 AM

Wonderful star color, good job.



#3 vakulenko_sergiy

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Posted 15 September 2019 - 06:17 AM

Wonderful star color, good job.

Thank you!



#4 Christian-UAE

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Posted 15 September 2019 - 09:27 AM

Hello,

 

by coincidence my daughter is currently reading the novel.

She was much excited when I showed her this amazing photo..it is superb.

I can see how many hours of integration time you have put into this.

 

Thank you for sharing

 

Christian

 

Привет. Я сечас читаю книжку про эту туманность, и я тоже люблю как эта картинка вышла!
- Влади



#5 gilbertgrape87

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Posted 15 September 2019 - 09:31 AM

I agree. Incredible star color.

 

In my opinion, rich star color is what really sends an image over the top and this is gorgeous.

 

Good job!



#6 elmiko

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Posted 15 September 2019 - 09:46 AM

Outstanding image! your lengthy integration time really paid off!

Mike



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Posted 15 September 2019 - 10:27 AM

Those stars are amazing, great color.  



#8 vakulenko_sergiy

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Posted 16 September 2019 - 12:46 PM

Thank you for your warm words! It motivates me.




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