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#1 Jim Thommes

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Posted 15 November 2019 - 12:56 AM

This image field shows some interstellar material and cataloged items (LBN 458, 460 and 462). The molecular cloud, PGCC G101.29-15 46, is also visible in this image. I really enjoyed getting back to capturing a dust image after several emission line images.

 

Image and details are accessed from the link below. The annotated image can be linked from the main image page but I have also provided a link below for convenience.  The image shown below on this post is a crop of LBN 458. The full size image (2.57arcsec/pix) can be accessed from the image webpage.

 

Image is based on data taken were from LRGB filter exposures.

 

 

LBN458_FSQ_Ps4_PI2_IP1_Crp_small.jpg

 

LBN 458, 460, 462 Region

 

 

Annotated Image:
LBN 458, 460, 462 Annotated

 

Scope: FSQ-106N at f/5
Camera: ST8300M (Baader LRGB filters)


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Posted 15 November 2019 - 01:43 AM

Very cool image, the nebula at the top looks like a ghost with the two stars for eyes.



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Posted 15 November 2019 - 01:36 PM

Hi Jim,

 

Wonderful image and also great star colors.

These nebulaes really seem to float in front of the stars,

really nice to roam through the full resolution image!



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Posted 15 November 2019 - 05:30 PM

Very cool image, the nebula at the top looks like a ghost with the two stars for eyes.

 

 

Hi Jim,

 

Wonderful image and also great star colors.

These nebulaes really seem to float in front of the stars,

really nice to roam through the full resolution image!

Mert, Astro-Master,

Thanks for the comments specifically about stars and nebulae. This is a fairly bland area of DSO's when it comes to color and complexity and I probably didn't make clear, but I processed stars and nebulae separately (starnet++).  And blended them later in the processing. I am really liking the options afforded in processing stars and nebulae separately. The software starnet++ isn't perfect, but pretty darn close. I had always been interested in this separate process but wasn't real happy with starless generation until after starnet++ came along.


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#5 Michael Deger

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Posted 17 November 2019 - 04:39 AM

Hi Jim,

 

very good image.

I can imagine that it is not easy to bring out those faint nebulas, excellent!

 

All the best

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Posted 18 November 2019 - 12:53 AM

Hi Jim,

 

very good image.

I can imagine that it is not easy to bring out those faint nebulas, excellent!

 

All the best

Michael

 

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Thanks for the comment Michael. The dim LBN's and Sharpless objects are a bit of a challenge - mostly due to my observational behavior of only 5 to 7 hours per target. I may try some deeper projects if I ever fine more time / opportunity to collect photons.




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