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IC443 Too Much Time


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I've given up on this one! I've been trying to capture this one during the last three months. Not too satisfied with the results, but it's time to move on!

Details:

EON120 Scope, Parsec 8300M, Orion Filters, Atlas Mount, and Lodestar AG.

Ha = 30 Minute Exposures * 30

OIII = 20 Minute Exposures * 15

SII = 20 Minute Exposures * 15

RGB Stars @ 1 minute exposures * 15 each.

I had a problem lining up my frames, look at the rough Luminance, and the final color image cropped most of the bottom. I learned I need to "MARK" my scope in the clamps too! I placed arrows to line up my camera to the scope, but my failure to put the scope back in the clamps correctly, tilted the frame, and clipped the color frames.

I struggled on finding a color for IC443. OIII is hardly present in IC443. SII and Ha have strong signals.

First time I've tried RGB stars with Narrowband. I'm not sure if I did correctly, but I took the star layer UNDER the Luminance layer, and I applied "Linear Dodge (Add)" to the RGB star layer. Seemed to bring some of the star color through.

Full Size Versions:

http://www.deviantart.com/download/279443262/ic443_color_by_dhubbell-d4mdfsu.jpg

http://www.deviantart.com/download/279447949/ic443_luminance_by_dhubbell-d4mdjf1.jpg

Time to move on to the next target!

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ic443-lum-v1-800.jpg

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