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Boren

LDN-1622 VDB-62 The Boogie Man Nebula

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Hi Guys,

I finished processing this last night, but had to put it on USB with the hope they'll have access at this hotel…

Here's the Boogie Man I shot last week, Thursday night.

I was quite surprised to see that the original raw images included much emission on the blue and green channels, in addition to red, while I was expecting a pure HII region.

I am not sure whether the emission is indeed part of the Barnard loop supernova remnant, which might explain the non-homogeneous nature of the gas.

Finally, processing was somewhat not trivial – as there are 3 "layers" to the image – the dark nebula, above an emission area, above the sky below…

I brought 3 versions – the 800 pixels wide and 1000 pixels wide enable viewing the image on a 16" screen, and the 1200 pixels wide one provides a somewhat better resolution.

I hope you like it, and any comments whatsoever are very, very welcome!

Best, Harel

:)

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It is well named The Boogeyman, Harel. Also known as The Phantom just east of Barnards Loop. I know only because I looked it up.:D

It does look a spooky one, and I guess it must be a difficult object to process, but you have succeeded well, as the image indicates.

I had a look on your site, and enjoyed perusing your other work.

A wonderful album of images they are too.

The Negev must be a great place to have an imaging station.:)

Ron.;)

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Thanks Ron!

The Negev has very good sites indeed. I don't have a station, and till a few months ago I used to use a location with is rather comfortable (with little huts you can sleep a little after an imaging session). However, in pursue after the best site, we have shifted to another location, much darker and very deep in the desert. No phone communication, no electricity (we bring our own generator) and a real feeling of pioneers... I got some pictures of the site posted here: Equipment & Star Parties Photo Gallery by Harel Boren at pbase.com

Cheers,

Harel :)

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a fabulous rendition very nicely done :) ....one on my list

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what an interesting image- never heard of it before. Also an interesting scope you have produced there- how popular have they been?

Stephen

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Wow, lovely photo, I really like the ethereal feel of the dust and it seems to be softly drifting its way through the depths of space.

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Thanks Peter, Stephen and TJ - I'm glad you liked it !!

TJ, I did use poxinsight in parts of the processing of this. Indeed so

e of the heavy lifting in PS beco

es simple with Pixinsight, but then again I feelthat with pixinsight I sometimes kind of lose the sense of direct control over the image.

Stephen I'll be glad to answer any question you might have about the scope.

Cheers

Harel

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Fantastic image. It looks like you really go the distance for your images and it has really paid off!

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WOW!!! this is the first time i have seen this one. I love it!

The stars are as perfect as you get and that dust is mesmerizing!

Truly wonderfull capture mate, well done!

Thanks for sharing! :)

Michael

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Lewis, Kevin, Michael

Many thanks for looking,

I'm happy you liked it!

Cheers,

Harel

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Stephen I'll be glad to answer any question you might have about the scope.

Cheers

Harel

Have you sold any to the UK market Boren?

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Have you sold any to the UK market Boren?

Hi Stephen,

We haven't sold any in the UK yet !!

Now that central EU distribution is up and running :), we'll be selecting an UK exclusive distributor after the holiday.

Cheers,

Harel

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Lovely shoot, and I like the pruple deep red look to it. As you say ther emust be quite a mix of gas in that cloud.

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Thanks Phil!

The scope is indeed a treat. It's completely changed my imaging process, and the fun of the experience...

Cheers,

Harel

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Beutiful image,

I am guessing it must require dark sky and good processing to seperate the dusty areas from the background.

Quality.

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Hi Stephen,

We haven't sold any in the UK yet !!

Now that central EU distribution is up and running :(, we'll be selecting an UK exclusive distributor after the holiday.

Cheers,

Harel

Hi Harel,

Who will be in charge of your European sales? I see a link to ASA on your website, but it's not clear whether they act as dealer or producer of the 2" correctors.

I live in Belgium so I would welcome sales in north-western Europe !

Peter

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