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#1 vakulenko_sergiy

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Posted 06 July 2020 - 03:56 AM

No more more unprocessed data! Finally I my processing was able to catch up automated image capturing :) This is second time when I processed data in HST palette. I couldn’t decide which version I like more, so I publish both. Which version do you think is better? Thanks for looking, hope you enjoy it. C & C are welcome as always.

 

Cold blue version (image clickable)

2019 09 ngc281 ed80 atik383 HST x100

Warm version with green tint (image clickable)
2019 09 ngc281 ed80 atik383 HST x100v2

Full size on Astrobin (NGC281 HST)

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Another color flavor (NGC281 HST)

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NGC 281, IC 11 or Sh2-184 is a bright emission nebula and part of an H II region in the northern constellation of Cassiopeia and is part of the Milky Way's Perseus Spiral Arm. This 20×30 arcmin sized nebulosity is also associated with open cluster IC 1590, several Bok globules and the multiple star, B 1. It collectively forms Sh2-184, spanning over a larger area of 40 arcmin. Colloquially, NGC 281 is also known as the Pacman Nebula for its resemblance to the video game character.

Edward Emerson Barnard discovered the nebula in August 1883, describing it as "a large faint nebula, very diffuse." Multiple star 'B 1' or β 1 was later discovered by S. W. Burnham, whose bright component is identified as the highly luminous O6 spectral class star, HD 5005 or HIP 4121. It consists of an 8th-magnitude primary with four companions at distances between 1.4 and 15.7 arcsec. There has been no appreciable change in this quintuple system since the first measures were made in 1875.
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Own remote observatory, 50 km from Kiev, Bortle 4 zone. Imaged during Sep 2019 - Jan 2020. AZ-EQ6 mount, ED80 (520mm at 1/6.5), Atik383L+. Guilde - OAG with SX Lodestar X2 camera.
Baader Ha: 20 x 900s;
Baader O3: 40 x 900s;
Baader S2: 40 x 900s;
Total exposure - 25 hr.
Captured in SGP, processed in Pixinsight.


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#2 Dean J.

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Posted 06 July 2020 - 09:51 AM

Both are very nice.  The second one seems to show more detail and faint stuff.



#3 vakulenko_sergiy

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Posted 06 July 2020 - 04:30 PM

Thank you Dean!

 

Yes, for second one I pushed Ha a little bit to bring faint stuff.




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