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Again, what you can achieve from Petts Wood amazes me.  I tried to get this target earlier in the year from Swanley Bortle 6, without a bright Moon and with a Hutech filter, the results were so horrible I just chucked it away.

Lovely images Roberto.

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Surprising but I can actually see why someone might call it the Angler fish nebula !  I usually have brain fail on my in house pattern matching routines so usually see anything but what these nebula are called.
Lol, I won't tell you what I called this nebula until I found out it's real name.  Though my host in Swanley where I tried to capture it knows.

Carole
 
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Thank you Robert! 

For a beautiful version of this nebula see Jim Thommes':  https://www.jthommes.com/Astro/LDN1251.htm

He is a good source for obscure targets!

Roberto
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I could do with that blotchyness in my images ;)

Surprising but I can actually see why someone might call it the Angler fish nebula !  I usually have brain fail on my in house pattern matching routines so usually see anything but what these nebula are called.

Excellent images Roberto, the dusty ones in particular are very photogenic.

Robert
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Astrophotography / Re: Sh2-101 the 'Tulip' nebula
« Last post by RobertM on Aug 10, 2020, 14:27:03 »
Thanks Noel,

The Esprit is a very nice scope and enjoyable to use but quite slow at f/7.

In hindsight the Tulip nebula is probably not the best of targests to try a hubble palette on with a OSC.  I have managed to get some OIII to show but only on an extreme stretch which looks horrible.  I'll try Hubble on another target first then revisit this afterwards.

Robert
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Hello All

Hope you are all well and not melting in the heat!

LDN1251 - The Anglerfish Nebula in Cepheus

I only got a chance to image this one during the full Moon cycle so it is noisy.  It sits so far north that the Moon did not have too much of an impact on RGB but as it rides over London's LP dome, the L was quite blotchy.

Details here:  https://www.astrobin.com/z0esb5/E/?nc=user

AR12770 and Full Disc in Ha

Taken this Sunday under passing clouds and hazy skies and 34C!  A test of a new planetary imaging camera from ZWO.

Details here:  https://www.astrobin.com/2ca77y/E/?nc=user

Roberto





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Astrophotography / Re: A brick in the Wall
« Last post by Roberto on Aug 10, 2020, 13:21:09 »
Very good result Noel!  It may be my monitor but the black appears a bit clipped to me.

Roberto
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Astrophotography / Re: A brick in the Wall
« Last post by NoelC on Aug 10, 2020, 11:09:14 »
Thanks Carole
HI Robert; no this is all three, but looking at it on another screen it does look very red doesn't it!  - Suspect this is partly due to my laptop screen, however, did reprocess it from scratch using SHO instead of HOS with almost exactly the same result. Will try a different screen.
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Astrophotography / Re: Sh2-101 the 'Tulip' nebula
« Last post by NoelC on Aug 10, 2020, 11:03:47 »
Stars are really sharp right to the edge.  Very nice.
Is there much Oiii in there?

Noel
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Astrophotography / Re: Sh2-101 the 'Tulip' nebula
« Last post by RobertM on Aug 09, 2020, 18:38:28 »
Thank you all.  I have many more subs collected now but the OIII regions are faint so the Hubble palette colours are eluding me at present.
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Astrophotography / Re: A brick in the Wall
« Last post by RobertM on Aug 09, 2020, 16:21:23 »
Hi Noel,

I agree with Carole however is this just the red channel for the nebulosity?

Robert
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