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#1 Monkeybird747

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Posted 18 February 2020 - 10:44 PM

It's been a while since I've been able to post an image, so I thought I'd share this one. I started it late in the season and then the weather went south. I didn't get all the time I needed before the target moved to a bad part of my sky, so I just stacked up what I had and I'll add some more next year maybe. I'd like to have roughly triple what I have now, and most of that being Oiii. TEC140/TOA130 and 16200. About 60 hours total. Astrobin link has all the stats.

 

To be honest I'm a little tired of this blue/gold sort of color palette, and I seem to be in a rut with it. I tried several approaches, and they all eventually morphed into basically this. Perhaps that is just what the data would give me, or I need to learn some new techniques. If I had more Oiii I'd try an HOO blend for a change. I'm looking forward to some LRGB imaging for galaxy season. Next nebula season I'll try some different color blends and try to bust out of my blue/gold SHO phase. I do like the framing though. It reminds me of an owl with wings spread, and perched on something. Like the ones you sometimes see as totem pole crests.

 

As always, C&C welcome. 

 

MB

 

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Posted 18 February 2020 - 11:15 PM

What a treat. Well done MB! bow.gif

 

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Posted 19 February 2020 - 12:22 AM

Very Nice - Nice Work!



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Posted 19 February 2020 - 08:28 PM

Lovely field and I like the color too. A lot of dust and gas in your image!

 

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Posted 19 February 2020 - 10:13 PM

Thanks everyone! This would be much simpler with a wide-field scope, which is on my list for next nebula season.



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Posted 19 February 2020 - 11:00 PM

Very nice, I really like the composition and 3D feel from this. Just the right amount of blue in my opinion but I like the SHO palette.

 

Tailwinds and clear skies.

 

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Posted 19 February 2020 - 11:27 PM

Thanks Rich!

 

Very nice, I really like the composition and 3D feel from this. Just the right amount of blue in my opinion but I like the SHO palette.

 

Tailwinds and clear skies.

 

Rich




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