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NGC281 - Pacman Nebula in Hubble Palette Narrowband

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6 months 2 weeks ago #106214 by CarlightExpress
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I managed to complete my SII and OIII data tonight before the rain moved in, so here it is

The Image consists of
21x600S in SII - Mapped to Red
21x600S in HA - Mapped to Green
21x600S in OIII - Mapped to Blue
25 Darks and Flats

The HA Channel was also used as a Luminosity layer

Equipment Used
Mount: Sky-Watcher EQ8 Pro
Imaging Camera: Atik Cameras 383L+ Mono CCD Cooled to -20C
Imaging Scope: Sky-Watcher Quattro 8-CF 8" F4 Newtonian
Coma Corrector: Sky-Watcher Aplanatic Coma Corrector
Guide Camera: Qhyccd QHY5L-II
Guide Scope: Celestron Telescopes C80ED Refractor
Filter Wheel: Starlight Xpress Ltd 7x36mm EFW
Filters: Baader Planetarium 7nm HA, OIII and SII 36mm unmounted

Software Used:
Image Acquisition: Main Sequence Software Sequence Generator Pro
Guiding: PHD2
Stacking and Pre-Processing: Maxim-DL
Post Processing: Photoshop, Noise Ninja

NGC281 - Pacman Nebula - Hubble Palette Narrowband by Simon Todd , on Flickr

Enjoy

Simon
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6 months 1 week ago #106215 by Kinch
Kinch replied the topic: NGC281 - Pacman Nebula in Hubble Palette Narrowband
Hi Simon,
You are definitely getting good data with that scope but I guess we all have different colour preferences. It may be that our monitors show the colours differently.....but for me the yellow comes across very strong here. It may be just a personal thing....but I would prefer this with less green and the yellow toned down. I said it to someone before....colour in NB images is a very personal thing.....for me....getting the detail is what we astro-photographers should be after.....and you are getting that OK :-)

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5 months 4 weeks ago #106285 by CarlightExpress
CarlightExpress replied the topic: NGC281 - Pacman Nebula in Hubble Palette Narrowband
I've replaced the image after getting some more data in OIII and SII and discarding some of the frames that Maxim-DL decided were good enough but I was not happy with them, the colour looks a lot better now too....less green

NGC281 - Pacman Nebula - Hubble Palette Narrowband by Simon Todd , on Flickr
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5 months 4 weeks ago #106286 by Kinch
Kinch replied the topic: NGC281 - Pacman Nebula in Hubble Palette Narrowband
Hi Simon....the extra data on this is very obvious and I think very much worth it. I hope you feel the same about it......having spent many hours, I am sure, working on it.
As I said, colour on narrow band images becomes a very personal thing....... and for me....I like this one much better than the last. Well done and thanks for sharing.
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5 months 4 weeks ago #106287 by CarlightExpress
CarlightExpress replied the topic: NGC281 - Pacman Nebula in Hubble Palette Narrowband
M33, M45 (Mosaic) and M78 tonight Brendan.....lol

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5 months 4 weeks ago #106288 by Kinch
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Not a star visible in the sky where I am right now :-(

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