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The Eye of God (aka NGC7293)


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Hello,

just got back from vacation! Before reaching the house still had time to dust off the equipment (I stay 4 nights at my parents house at the country side). Colected some photons :D. I will process it as sonn I have time to!

Here the first one: NGC7293, The Helix Nebula (The eye of God).

It is a very low DSO at this latitude but I gave it a try!

C9.25 @ f/d 6.2 + QSI532WS-M1 @ -15ºC

Ha and OIII filters from Baader.

Ha: 35x10min bin 2x2

OIII: 25x10min bin 2x2

First attempt at processing (so this is version 1).

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Cheers,

paulobao

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WOW - OK so the colours are a little overblown in the centre, it's a little noisy but WOW!!!! That's simply stunning! A bit more work and and I think you have an APOD image there. One of the most amazing images i have seen on SGL and I think there is still a bit more that can be done with it.

Well done:icon_salut:

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Wow, you have the signal!!! If the Helix is low for you it is lower for me...

I really liked Ha-O111-plus a 50-50 mix of O111/Ha when I shot this. You get a lovely blue and yellow colour scheme. Give it a try!

The image scale is very impressive but personally I would use your beautiful Tak to get more room around the nebula. You could always add the SCT data in a programme like Registar.

Please excuse me giving you ideas but the data you have is truly fantastic! I'm just sharing experiences.

Best wishes,

Olly

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Thanks to all for the comments and sugestions (thanks Olly for the sugestions about the processing).

I will reprocess it sooner trying a new approach! (My reference image is the one from the Hubble made in 2004. They used only Ha and OIII filters too so I try to match the colors...not the quality/resolution of course!!!).

I making an observatory that is almost done. Then I will start to use my new G11-Ovision (that is still virgin after all these months!). I've great expectactions of it !

I still have more 5 DSOs to process so need some time.

Cheers,

paulo

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Thanks.

I will try it next year at 0.9 arcsec/pixel (after putting everything at work in my new observatory....I made this at open air!). The sky should still be there next year I hope :-).

I will try a second approach tomorrow, let's see what I get!

Cheers,

paulo

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