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IC1805 and IC1848 (Heart and Soul) mosaic - 6 pane Ha / OIII

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This has been on going for some time now, and wasn't even planed in the infancy stage when I took separate images of the Heart and Soul nebula. It just seemed to make sense to join them up and so a 3x2 pane mosaic was born.

This is a combination of Ha and OIII. Total integration time is totalling 70.5 hours.

I've done this in my rather usual fetching colours of orange and blue!! If you've seen my colour scheme before and don't like it, click to another page ......... now!!!

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M: HEQ5 / Avalon Linear Fast Reverse

T: Takahashi FSQ85 0.73x

C: Atik 460EXM with 3nm Ha and OIII filters

This is 70x 1800s in Ha and 71x1800s in OIII.

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A bigger res image can be seen here http://swagastro.weebly.com/uploads/2/3/3/7/23377322/heart_and_soul_mosaic_-_nb.jpg

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that is fantastic and 70 hrs is that all  :smiley:  :smiley: i love the colour can i ask how you got it 

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Lovely image Sara, very nicely done and the colours are gorgeous, you must be so chuffed with that one.

Mike

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What a superb image this is right up there with the best I have seen of the heart and soul in narrowband lovely contrast to it well done

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Thanks all, I'm glad that you like it.

@msh1 - I create a HOO image and also one with a synthetic green channel and then blend them both.

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I love the dust detail, billowing clouds and the bits of dark nebulae knocking around. Sweet.

Just the image to keep you warm on a cold winter night !

Dave.

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Deep, strong, delicate. Perfect stars. I'm very happy on this page!

I know how you got your colour, too. Witchcraft. No other possibility.

Olly

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Thanks Dave, Olly and Mark - Witchcraft eh? I wish it were that simple!!!

I'm not sure that 'Sara's palette' will take off, but I'll be sure to stick with it :smiley:

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but dont they burn Witch's? and if we burn Sara we have any nice pictures to look at  :( 

fantastic image Sara maybe when im settled in my new house and have my new obsy up and running in spring i will give mosaics a try.

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Wow fire in space, That is beautiful Sara,

Nothing else I can say, Speechless

Paul

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saras palette has a ring to it i think i understand how you do it yep its witchcraft 

lol

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Phenomenal Sara!

What's wrong with a signature palette? The data looks impeckable, and it's a mosaic master class.

I'm just running my firts ever OIII sub, keen to get narrow banding. 72 hours though is what I get in a year....

/Jesper

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how about doing a tutorial sara that colour is amazing just showed your pic to my wife she said thats fantastic

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Seriously, images like this need recognition. Come on, this is dedicated, committed, passionate. 70.5 hours. A couple of years ago, how often did we see that? We didn't. But this is the way forward for amateurs to show what is out there.

We used to have POW on here, though it was a murderous task for those charged with managing it. However, I don't think may of us would have fancied our chances aganst this piece of work!

Olly

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Thanks all - Serious praise indeed :smiley:

@Daniel - I enjoy doing mosaics. They seem daunting when you start, but once you have a work flow sorted, they're quite fun.

@msh1 - I'd love to do a tutorial, in fact I am hoping to work towards something like that on my website, but my processing is still very haphazard at the moment. It varies so much, there's little consistency in it apart from the HOO image and the H(G)O image and blended. I have so far not found a need for SII data, which is a time bonus!

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This is mighty, Sara ...... hugely impressive!

Olly makes a good point. I remember when I started some years ago, it seemed quite normal to image three or four objects per night; the idea of dedicating even a whole night to one object would have seemed extreme. Well, now we know better!

Adrian

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Thanks Adrian - It's true what you say about how there was a time when a couple of images a night was the norm :smiley:

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Hi Sara,

Top Draw, what more can i say thats already been said.  Very well done and to your dedication.   i imaged this with my 70-200 canon lend and QSI last week, its good and posted on ukai,  but its no way near the class that you have produced.

Also,  I would say another tick for the Avalon Mount.   How are you finding it now.

Paul J

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Thanks Paul.

Very little of this was actually taken with the Avalon as it's been ongoing since July. I'm afraid that the HEQ5 really should take the majority of the accolade for this image.

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A wonderful image indeed! :)  Superb, absolutely beautiful - I love the colours :)

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