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Sunday, October 4, 2009

Bubble Nebula finalized

Now I have data for all the channels, H-alpha, S-II and O-III.Even though signal from S-II was very weak it was clearly there, I managed to balance it with stronge channels.
Two color chemes, HST Palette as S-II=Red, H-a=Green and O-III=Blue.
Second image is in natural colors composed from narrowband data.
Channels are balanced so, that image match to visible spectrum,
H-a + 24%S-II=Red, O-III=Green and O-III + 15%H-alpha=Blue.
Processing work flow: Image acquisition, MaxiDL v5.07. Stacked and calibrated in CCDStack. Deconvolution with a CCDSharp, 30 iterations. Levels, curves and color combine in PS CS3. - Imaeged in three nights between 27.09 - 04-09 2009, seeing varys between 4-2,5 FWHM - Telescope, Meade LX200 GPS 12" @ f4.65 Camera, QHY9 Guiding, SXV-AO @ 11Hz
H-alpha 21x1200s Binned 1x1 = 7h
S-II 10x600s Binned 3x3
O-III 5x600s Binned 3x3

Here is a total captured Field of View, image size is about 3500 x2300 pixels.
Image turned to be a very high resolution one. Image scale is 0.8 arc seconds/pixel.
Seeing wasn't that good (2,5 FWHM at best) but slightly oversampled image is very good for Deconvolution algorithms. After deconvolution the FWHM was 1.9.

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