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Heart Nebula Optimal Sii/Ha/Oiii allocation?

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#1 aroughroad

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Posted 06 December 2021 - 02:34 AM

My first target...

 

Background info:

 

- Bortle class 7/8

- F/5.5 system

- Chroma 3nm H/S/O filters

- 15-min subs

 

I have collected ~ 25 hours of data so far, split evenly between Ha/Oiii/Sii.

 

But it occured to me that this target might be best rendered with an uneven exposure split among the gases.  Ha is obviously the strongest, so is it advisable to collect more Oiii/Sii to compensate for the naturally stronger Ha signal?  Or is it preferable to collect more Ha since that is what's strongest?  I'm ultimately looking to create something in the Hubble Palette that looks like a balanced mix (nothing too red or too green or too blue...)...but I have zero processing exprience so far....Just finally figuring out how to capture data!  Any advice is appreciated...




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