October 2016

Ou4 the Giant Squid Nebula

Ou4 the Giant Squid Nebula, Data in from last night 1800 x 14 OIII Chroma at F3 Ha Tonight! Looking at the individual subs there is not much to see but when they are all stacked and treated the elusive squid begins to reveal it's

Ou4 the Giant Squid Nebula, Data in from last night 1800 x 14 OIII Chroma at F3
Ha Tonight! Looking at the individual subs there is not much to see but when they are all stacked and treated the elusive squid begins to reveal it’s self.

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Sh2-86 in the constellation Vulpecula

Sh2-86  is an emission nebula in the constellation Vulpecula. NGC6823 is about 50 light years across, and is about 6000 light years from Earth. Imaging telescopes or lenses: Vixen VSD Imaging cameras: Starlight Express SXVR-H18 Guiding telescopes or lenses: Vixen VSD Guiding cameras: sx loadstar Software: PixInsight 1.8,  Photoshop CS5,  Sequence Generator Pro,  PHD,  Main Sequence Software Filters: Baader H-alpha 3.5 Nm,  Baader SII 8.5nm,  Baader O III 8.5nm

Sh2-86 is an emission nebula in the constellation Vulpecula. NGC6823 is about 50 light years across, and is about 6000 light years from Earth.
Imaging telescopes or lenses: Vixen VSD
Imaging cameras: Starlight Express SXVR-H18
Guiding telescopes or lenses: Vixen VSD
Guiding cameras: sx loadstar
Software: PixInsight 1.8, Photoshop CS5, Sequence Generator Pro, PHD, Main Sequence Software
Filters: Baader H-alpha 3.5 Nm, Baader SII 8.5nm, Baader O III 8.5nm

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Space flower Sh2-112

Sh2-112

Sh2 -112 is an emission nebula visible in the constellation of Cygnus Imaging telescope: Vixen VSD 100 f/3 Imaging camera: 9.2mp Sony SX814 Mount: Software Bisque Paramount MX Guiding telescope or lens: Vixen VSD 100 f/3 Filters: Chroma SII 3nm, Chroma OIII 3nm, Chroma Ha 3nm Frames:12×1800″x3 Integration: 18 hours Locations: Home observatory, Valencia, Spain

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Extracting elements in Cygnus

Mapping in a Painterly Hubble Mode This is a two panel mosaic in narrow-band with an integration of around 50 hours of photography over six clear nights. The processing work was done using Pixinsight and Photoshop.extracting-elements-in-cygnus

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The cosmic question mark.

The cosmic question mark panarama A turbulent ring of dust and gas frozen in time like some fossilized explosion, hovers motionless in Cepheus. A memory of a dying star spanning some 80 light-Years.  Cederblad and the surrounding nebula clouds begin to emerge through the gloom of Valencia's urban skies. This is a three panel mosaic revealing the cosmic question mark. NGC 7822 can be found at the edge of a giant molecular cloud in Cepheus and lies approximately 3,000 light-years away from our home planet.

The cosmic question mark panarama A turbulent ring of dust and gas frozen in time like some fossilized explosion, hovers motionless in Cepheus. A memory of a dying star spanning some 80 light-Years. Cederblad and the surrounding nebula clouds begin to emerge through the gloom of Valencia’s urban skies. This is a three panel mosaic revealing the cosmic question mark. NGC 7822 can be found at the edge of a giant molecular cloud in Cepheus and lies approximately 3,000 light-years away from our home planet.

Imaging telescope or lens: Vixen VSD 100 f/3
Imaging camera: Sony ICX814
Mount: Software Bisque Paramount MX
Guiding telescope or lens: Vixen VSD
Guiding camera: sx loadstar
Software: Sequence Generator Pro,  Photoshop CS5,  PixInsight 1.8,  PHD
Filters:  Chroma OIII 3nm,  Chroma Ha 3nm
Locations: Home observatory, Valencia, Spain
Integration: 86.0 hours

 

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