Ghost of Cassiopeia in HST palette

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Ghost of Cassiopeia in HST palette
Posted by GordonH on Wednesday, December 11, 2013 4:24 AM

Hi
This subject is very rarely imaged in the full narrow band palette as there is virtually no OIII and little SII compared to the Ha. It is more common to image it in LRGB or HaLRGB combined. I have done the latter but I wanted to see if there was anything that could be done with just the traditional narrow band filters. The OIII signal is so weak that it has to be stretched just to be able to see it. But, it is there, it just requires enough data and time and patience to tease it out. This is a total of almost 15 hours exposure time with 4.5 hours Ha and 5 hours each of OIII and SII and it has taken me three goes at processing before I was happy with the result. It was taken with the Televue NP127is/FLI-Atlas-Centreline-PL16803 prototype imaging system that I am testing. This is a crop of the full image to show the detail better and make the image size easier to post. The full size image can be seen at the following link
http://ic2.pbase.com/o9/29/869929/1/153652630.jYIpN54Q.ghostHSTmax.jpg
Thanks for looking
Best wishes
Gordon

Currently using a Tele Vue NP127/FLI (Atlas/Centreline/PL16803) prototype imaging system. Paramount ME. OS Falco guide scope and SX lodestar.

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Posted by pastorg on Wednesday, December 11, 2013 10:53 PM

Beautiful image Gordon!  :)

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Posted by RayM0506 on Saturday, January 04, 2014 10:15 AM

Wow!!  Very detailed! Fantastic work!

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Posted by johnjohnson on Saturday, January 04, 2014 12:50 PM

Outstanding work you do Gordon. Where do you image from by the way? Seems from past posts you have some incredible skies at your imaging site.

JJ

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