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Saturday, December 8, 2012

Dec 8,2012 works in progress

It's been cloudy for weeks.My handbox for the ED102CF is in for repair and I haven't received my new filterwheel yet. Also ordered a Williams Optics Flat4 focal reducer. In the meantime decided to work on several projects I had going even though I haven't collected enough data yet:

                                                                              M78

Images taken Nov 10,2012
 
Camera QHY9M
Telescope: Orion ED102CF
R- 3x900 sec 2x2 bin
G-1x900 sec 2x2 bin
B- 5x900 sec 2x2 bin
Acquired with Nebulosity 2. Dark frames subtracted and DDP applied to each channel
Post-Processed in Photoshop CS6. Used the "channels" mode to enhance the green & red channels. The image needs alot more data....hopefully soon.



                              NGC 281 The Pacman Nebula
Camera QHY9M
Telescope: Orion ED102CF
R-3x20 minute sub 1x1 bin
G-1x20 minute sub 1x1 bin
B- used green

Acquired with Nebulosity 2. Dark frames subtracted and DDP applied to each channel
Post-Processed in Photoshop CS6.


NGC 2264 The Cone Nebula
Camera QHY9M
Telescope: Orion ED102CF

This is a single 20 minute Luminance subframe. Had a focuser issue as the weight of the CCD camera caused the focuser to move.

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