The data for this image of M16 was shot at my Home observatory in Valencia and in Sicily by Carmelo. By combining the data from these two very different telescopes the fast Newtonian 14″ telescope and Carmelo’s 16″ home build RC, we were able to benefit from the two very different optical systems.
Processing by Paul C Swift
Photography by Carmelo Falco and Paul C Swift
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Welcome back Milky way galaxy! Our home.
It is so good to be shooting narrowband again.
Thank you for looking at the Swan nebular in narrowband. The brownish red colour is caused by emission from ionized hydrogen gas.
M20 another well know jewel encrusted object from the stellar mine fields of Sagittarius. Excavated low on my southern horizon, last night.
#Astrophotography #Space L180x60 binx2 at F3.8 with drizzle integration plus RGB x 180 x 26×3.
I hope you enjoy viewing this Ha, RGBL image of the Swan Nebula. This wonderful structure is located in the rich star-fields of Sagittarius. The Swan has a very high dynamic range an provides an exiting processing and photography challenge for and budding astrophotographers out there.
Coordinates: RA 18h 20m 26s | Dec -16° 10′ 36″
Distance: 5,000-6,000 ly
Apparent dimensions (V): 11 arcmins
Designations: M17, Swan Nebula, Sharpless 45, RCW 160, Gum 81
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Thank you for looking at the strange and amazing textures of the Fox Fur Nebula. It is located in Monoceros and included in the Christmas Tree cluster. The brownish red colour is caused by emission from ionized hydrogen gas. This image is the result of a rework of narrowband data from my AG14 Newtonian telescope, photographed earlier this year.. Hope you enjoy it.Read more →
I teamed up with Carmelo Falco to produce this image of M13. We talked about doing a full throttle version of this Northern gem. We both set about collecting lots of data over the past week, Carmelo with is wonderful 16″ RC in Sicily and me with my AG14 Newtonian telescope here in Valencia. The combined effort resulted in this image which I processed this morning. We hope you enjoy it.Read more →