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  1. The Wizard Nebula An emission nebula 7,200 light years away and my first proper project of the new imaging year. Really happy with it as I’ve had a steep learning curve with new kit so really pleased to see this image come together. It’s also the first time I’ve imaged it. 72x180s subs collected over 2 nights 24/25th August in my Bortle 7 back garden, Whitley Bay, England Calibrated with darks, flats and dark flats in DSS and processed in SiriL and Photoshop. Lacerta 72mm f/6 APO ZWO ASI1600MC Pro at -15C gain 200 iOptron CEM25p ZWO 60mm guide scope ZWO ASI120MM-S guide camera Altair Astro 2” Tri Band OSC Filter Data collected in APT and guided with PHD2
  2. To improve my NB processing skills I thought I'd attempt the Wizard Nebula. The image below is a bi-colour with Ha mapped to red and OIII mapped to blue and green. Since I didn't like the initial colours, I experimented with the Hue until I achieved colours that I liked for the nebula and star field. Processed in Photoshop CC, CCDstack and PI, the image consists of 30min unguided subs and was taken with my Esprit 150 mounted on my GM1000HPS. Alan LIGHTS: 16 Ha, 11 OIII x 1800s. DARKS: 30, FLATS:40, BIAS:100 all at -20C.
  3. To further improve my narrowband processing skills, I thought I could do with some more practice, so here's my attempt at the Wizard nebula. The image represents 13.5 hours integration time and was taken with my Esprit 150. Comments and criticism appreciated ! Alan LIGHTS: 16 Ha, 11 OIII x 1800s. DARKS: 30, FLATS:40, BIAS:100 all at -20C.
  4. Last night was the first relatively clear night here for some time so despite the slight mistiness, I had a go at imaging the Wizard Nebula. The classification NGC 7380 really applies to the young star cluster (3.8 million years old!) associated with this nebulous region that lies approximately 7,500 light years away in the constellation of Cepheus. A better classification for the region of nebulosity is SH2-142 from the Sharpless catalogue. The nebulosity responds well to imaging in Ha, OIII and SII so is often displayed in the popular Hubble Palette which, depending on sky conditions in the next few weeks, may well be the direction in which I take this image. NGC 7380 was discovered by Caroline Herschel on 7th August, 1787. Mount: Mesu 200 Telescope: Sky-Watcher Esprit 150 ED Pro Flattener: Sky-Watcher Camera: QSI 683 WSG-8 Guiding: SX LodeStar Filters: Baader 7nm Ha Subframes: 18 x 1200 sec Ha Control: CCD Commander Capture: MaxIm DL Post-Processing: MaxIm DL and PS3
  5. Aenima

    wizardHaOiii

    From the album: CCD venture

    A h-alpha and OIII shot of the Wizard nebula NGC7380. Processed to resemble the hubble palette colour scheme. ED80 - ATK16HR - Ha clip filter - EQ6 - finderguider 9x50mm PhD2 - photoshop - DSS.
  6. From the album: CCD venture

    A h-alpha shot of the Wizard nebula in Cepheus. ED80 - ATK16HR - Ha clip filter - EQ6 - finderguider 9x50mm PhD2 - photoshop - DSS.
  7. alan4908

    Wizard Nebula

    From the album: Deep Sky III

    A bi-colour (HOO) image of the Wizard Nebula. 13.5hours integration time.
  8. Taken on Sunday evening with a 98% Moon. Comprising of 12 x 600s subs using an ED80 with a 0.85x FF, an Atik 383L+ and a 7nm Optolong Filter. Stacked in DSS, and processed in PS. Full frame and cropped, mono and h-alpha colour using NC Actions. Thanks for looking Adam.
  9. An LRGB +Ha attempt at the Wizard nebula. I used the Ha as a booster for Lum and Red channels. Due to the combination of bright stars and bright red nebulosity, I did find this quite a challenge to obtain some (hopefully) accurate star colours. I've concluded that blue stars embedded in red nebulosity are difficult to process ! The image represents just over 13 hours integration time. Comments and criticisms are welcome. Alan LIGHTS: L:9,R:8,G:7,B:8 x 600s, Ha:16 x 1800s. DARKS:30, FLATS:40, BIAS:100 all at -20C.
  10. From the album: Deep Sky III

    An LRGB +Ha image of the Wizard nebula. The Ha was blended into the Lum and Red channels. I had quite a processing battle to get (what I hope) are the correct star colours. I found it particularly difficult to get the blue in the blue stars that are embedded in the red nebulosity.
  11. Guest

    Underwhelming Wizard

    Here's my first attempt at this object. I found it a bit unexciting (that's why I cropped out a lot of the boring background too) Am I right in thinking that I need many many hours on this object to make it any better? There's about 2.5hrs of Ha alone in this and I wasn't stunned by the detail it provided. As I've never imaged this one before any help would be great - I made some notes on my Blog on my website if you can find any clues there about how I could do better. Thanks for any advice David ASI1600MM Cool / TS65 quad / processed in PI / 32x5min Ha / 19x5min Oiii / 11x5min Sii / Flats-Bias-Darks /
  12. I have given up trying to add to my subs aquired on the 26th October because of the weather. I got only 7 subs back then before the clouds rolled in as usual. In total it is only 7 subs at 400 secs. I had a go at processing them and this is the result. Won't win any prizes but does show the nebula. Taken with my 1200d on ED1200. Peter
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