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#1 *Axel*

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Posted 20 April 2021 - 11:48 AM

Hello,

 

https://www.astrobin.../6jxw19/?nc=all

 

Data Credit : “Image Acquisition by the staff at Deep Sky West Remote Observatory (www.DeepSkyWest.com)”

I downloaded free data on DSW website : https://www.deepskyw...ee-downloads-v2
A big thumb up to DSW for letting people get hands on top class data!

My last pit stop @ DSW data and this time it is all about an epic battle of dragons.

 

From NASA : Dark shapes with bright edges winging their way through dusty NGC 6188 are tens of light-years long. The emission nebula is found near the edge of an otherwise dark and large molecular cloud in the southern constellation Ara, about 4,000 light-years away. Born in that region only a few million years ago, the massive young stars of the embedded Ara OB1 association sculpt the fantastic shapes and power the nebular glow with stellar winds and intense ultraviolet radiation. The recent star formation itself was likely triggered by winds and supernova explosions, from previous generations of massive stars, that swept up and compressed the molecular gas. The featured image accumulated over 10 hours through a backyard telescope in Córdoba, Argentina and was false-colored using the Hubble palette highlighting emission from sulfur, hydrogen, and oxygen atoms in red, green, and blue hues. The field of view spans about four full Moons, corresponding to about 150 light years at the estimated distance of NGC 6188.

 

It is very interesting to process LRGB for this object whereas it is mainly displayed in SHO when you look for reference images. But I find that natural colors don't make a happy wedding at all

Usual processing ; L on one side and RGB on the other side before LRGB combination.

 

NGC6188_CN.jpg

 

CS

Axel


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#2 Strongmanmike

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Posted 21 April 2021 - 11:09 PM

An excellent natural colour palette image of this southern perennial favourite Axel.

 

It is usually imaged with narrowband filters, so it is refreshing to see a natural colour rendition waytogo.gif

 

Mike




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