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Wednesday, December 12, 2012

The Wizard Nebula reprocessed



I reprocessed this image since weather doesn't support imaging up here and my processing work flow is somehow different now. My new work flow produces much softer images, I think.



NGC 7380, Sh2-1142, the "Wizard Nebula", in Cepheus
Ra 22h 47m 0s Dec +58° 06′ 00″

Sh2-142 alias NGC 7380, in mapped colors, from the emission of ionized elements,
 R=Sulfur, G=Hydrogen and B=Oxygen.





A closeup




Info


NGC 7380 is a catalog number of  the open star cluster inside Wizard nebula, SH2-142.
Nebula locates in constellation Cepheus, about 7000 light years from my home. 



Natural color composition from the emission of ionized elements, R=80%Hydrogen+20%Sulfur, G=100%Oxygen and B=85%Oxygen+15%Hydrogen to compensate otherwise missing H-beta emission. This composition is very close to a visual spectrum.



An experimental starless version

This image shows just the gas formation, without stars interfering. 



Previous version
same raw data is used here





Technical details:

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.

Telescope, Meade LX200 GPS 12" @ f5
Camera, QHY9 Guiding, SXV-AO @ 6,5Hz
Image Scale, 0,75 arcseconds/pixel
Exposures H-alpha 15x1200s, binned 1x1
S-II 1x1200s, binned 4x4
O-III 1x1200s, binned 4x4
Beside data here, a color information from an older wide field image is used.
Image can be seen here: http://astroanarchy.blogspot.fi/2011/02/sh2-142-wizard-nebula-wide-field.html



A study about an apparent scale in a sky







Sunday, July 24, 2011

NGC7380, the "Wizard Nebula" in natural colors, apparent scale in the sky




I have shot many targets with several focal lengths. 
Due that, I will publish some of my material as an image sets, with different field of view and detail levels.
The fractal nature of our universe stands out nicely by this way and it will make the orientation more easy.

Many times, it's difficult to understand the image scale of astronomical images.
Due that, I will add a Moon circle in some of the images to show the angular scale in a sky. 
The full Moon has an angular size of ~30 arc minutes, that's equal to ~0,5 degrees. 


NGC 7380, Sharpless 142 (Sh2-142)
In constellation Cepheus

Sh2-142 alias NGC 7380, in natural color palette from the emission of ionized elements.
NOTE. The size of the full Moon (0,5 degrees) is marked as a gray circle in all of the images.

Scale study in HST-palette can be found here:


Images used in the series above from top to bottom

  1. A wide field mosaic from the Bubble and Sharpless 157 to the Wizard Nebula at Right. Images are taken with a Tokina AT-X 300mm camera lens. 
  2. A Sh2-142, the Wizard Nebula part of the mosaic, Tokina AT-X 300mm 
  3. Zoomed in version from the previous image 
  4. A close up of the Nebula imaged with a Meade LX200 GPS 12" telescope, focal lenght ~2000mm.A zoomed 
Links to the original images, used in series, from top to bottom

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Sh2-142, the "Wizard Nebula" reprocessed




Since my processing technique gets better and the time of year doesn't give any support for new images, I have reprocessed some older ones. There is now star colors added, other processing is tweaked too.


NGC 7380, the "Wizard Nebula", in Cepheus
Ra 22h 47m 0s Dec +58° 06′ 00″

Sh2-142 alias NGC 7380, in HST-palette, (HST=Hubble Space Telescope)
from the emission of ionized elements, R=Sulfur, G=Hydrogen and B=Oxygen.

NGC 7380 is a catalog number of  the open star cluster inside Wizard nebula, SH2-142.
Nebula locates in constellation Cepheus, about 7000 light years from my home. 



Natural color composition from the emission of ionized elements, R=80%Hydrogen+20%Sulfur, G=100%Oxygen and B=85%Oxygen+15%Hydrogen to compensate otherwise missing H-beta emission. This composition is very close to a visual spectrum.

Original processing can be seen from here:


An experimental starless image to show some details in the actual nebula


Technical details:

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.

Telescope, Meade LX200 GPS 12" @ f5
Camera, QHY9 Guiding, SXV-AO @ 6,5Hz
Image Scale, 0,75 arcseconds/pixel
Exposures H-alpha 15x1200s, binned 1x1
S-II 1x1200s, binned 4x4
O-III 1x1200s, binned 4x4

I have used color data from an older, 2008,  wide field image of Sh2-142.


Friday, June 3, 2011

Panoramic mosaic from the M52 & Bubble to Wizard Nebula





While making scale studies from various objects, I did make some new panoramas from archived images.
I will publish some of them as an individual images, comments and suggestions are welcome.


Panorama, from M52, Bubble Nebula & Sh2-157 to the Wizard Nebula 
In constellation Cassiopeia


A panorama from the M52 to the Wizard Nebula in constellation Cassiopeia.
Image is in HST-palette from an emission of ionized elements, R=Sulfur, G=Hydrogen and B=Oxygen.



Natural color composition from the emission of ionized elements, R=80%Hydrogen+20%Sulfur, G=100%Oxygen and B=85%Oxygen+15%Hydrogen to compensate otherwise missing H-beta emission. Star colors are mixed from the NB channels, Red=H-a, G=O-III and B= 85%O-III + 15%H-a.This composition is very close to a visual spectrum.
Note. Size of the full Moon is marked as a gray circle, at lower Left corner, for a scale.

There are two individual images used to make this panoramic image:

  1. Sharpless 157, http://astroanarchy.blogspot.com/2011/03/sh2-157-reprocessed.html
  2. Wizard Nebula, http://astroanarchy.blogspot.com/2011/02/sh2-142-wizard-nebula-wide-field.html

Technical details for the images above

Sh2-157 Imaging data:
 Camera, QHY8 - 
Filters, Baader 7nm H-alpha, Baader 8,5nm O-III and Baader 8nm S-II - 
Optics, Tokina AT-X 300mm @ f2.8 - 
Exposures, 5X 1200s H-alpha, 2 X 1200 O-III and 2X1200s S-II + flats and bias - 
Guiding, LX200 GPS 12" + PHD-guiding and Lodestar

Wizard Nebula, Sharpless 142, NGC7380  Imaging data:
 Camera, QHY8 - 
Filters, Baader 7nm H-alpha, Baader 8,5nm O-III and Baader 8nm S-II - 
Optics, Tokina AT-X 300mm @ f2.8 - 
Exposures, 10X 1200s H-alpha, 2 X 1200 O-III and 2X1200s S-II + flats and bias - 
Guiding, LX200 GPS 12" + PHD-guiding and QHY5

Labeled version










Monday, May 30, 2011

NGC7380, the "Wizard Nebula", apparent scale in the sky





I have shot many targets with several focal lengths. 
Due that, I will publish some of my material as an image sets, with different field of view and detail levels.
The fractal nature of our universe stands out nicely by this way and it will make the orientation more easy.

Many times, it's difficult to understand the image scale of astronomical images.
Due that, I will add a Moon circle in some of the images to show the angular scale in a sky. 
The full Moon has an angular size of ~30 arc minutes, that's equal to ~0,5 degrees.


NGC 7380, Sharpless 142 (Sh2-142)
In connstellation Cepheus


Sh2-142 alias NGC 7380, in HST-palette from the emission of ionized elements, R=Sulfur,
 G=Hydrogen and B=Oxygen.
NOTE. The size of the full Moon (0,5 degrees) is marked as a gray circle in all of the images.


Images used in the series above from top to bottom

  1. A wide field mosaic from the Bubble and Sharpless 157 to the Wizard Nebula at Right. Images are taken with a Tokina AT-X 300mm camera lens. 
  2. A Sh2-142, the Wizard Nebula part of the mosaic, Tokina AT-X 300mm 
  3. Zoomed in version from the previous image 
  4. A close up of the Nebula imaged with a Meade LX200 GPS 12" telescope, focal lenght ~2000mm.A zoomed 
Links to the original images, used in series, from top to bottom






Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Sh2-142, the "Wizard Nebula", wide field & a closeup reprocessed




Since my processing technique gets better and weather doesn't give any support, I have reprocessed some older images. There is now star colors added and other processing is tweaked too.

Sh2-142, the "Wizard"
Ra 22h 47.0Dec 58° 06′



Image is in HST-palette, (HST=Hubble Space Telescope)
from the emission of ionized elements, R=Sulfur, G=Hydrogen and B=Oxygen.
Star colors are mixed from the NB channels, Red=H-a, G=O-III and B= 85%O-III + 15%H-a.

NGC 7380 is an open cluster inside the nebula. The "Wizard Nebula" is also known as a Sharpless catalog number 142. (Sh2-142) The nebula is relatively large object located in constellation Cepheus about 7000 light years away.

Natural color composition from the emission of ionized elements, R=80%Hydrogen+20%Sulfur, G=100%Oxygen and B=85%Oxygen+15%Hydrogen to compensate otherwise missing H-beta emission. This composition is very close to a visual spectrum.

Image is shot with a QHY8 and the Tokina AT 300mm f2.8 lens at full aperture.
Original versions from November 2008, with technical details:




Sh2-142, the "Wizard" a closeup

Image is in HST-palette, (HST=Hubble Space Telescope)
from the emission of ionized elements, R=Sulfur, G=Hydrogen and B=Oxygen.
Star colors are mixed from the NB channels, Red=H-a, G=O-III and B= 85%O-III + 15%H-a.

This is a newer closeup image of the actual nebula. It covers about 30 arc minutes horizontally. 
Original processing from September 2010 and technical details can be found here:


Thursday, May 16, 2013

An experimental starless version of the Wizard nebula,




I like to make starless versions of my astronomical images now and then. They'll show the actual nebula better and have a kind of mystique feel. 
Human brains has a tendency to form some quasi logical shapes out of cloud of random dots, like stars in this case. Without stars, the shapes in a gas cloud stands out much better. 


A starless Sharpless 142 (Sh2-142), the Wizard Nebula
In constellation Cepheus


Image with a suppressed stars, click for a large image.
Original image with a technical details can be seen in THIS blog post.


Image with the stars





Info

NGC 7380 is a catalog number of the open star cluster inside Wizard nebula, SH2-142.
Nebula locates in constellation Cepheus, about 7000 light years from my home. 



Technical details


Processing work flow:
Image acquisition, MaxiDL v5.07.
Stacked and calibrated in CCDStack.
Deconvolution with a CCDSharp, 30 iterations at 50% weight.
Levels, curves and color combine in PS CS3.

Telescope, Meade LX200 GPS 12" @ f5
Camera, QHY9 Guiding, SXV-AO @ 6,5Hz
Image Scale, 0,75 arcseconds/pixel
Exposures H-alpha 15x1200s, binned 1x1
S-II 1x1200s, binned 4x4
O-III 1x1200s, binned 4x4
Beside data here, a color information from an older wide field image is used.






Wednesday, September 28, 2011

A set of wide fields vs closeups





Since the weather doesn't support shooting any new material, I have done more image pairs from same target.
I have shot many targets with least two different focal lengths, usually a 200-300mm camera lens and my old Meade LX200 GPS 12" telescope. I have done earlier some scale studies as a zoom in series, with Moon circle as a scale.
Now I have done just simple image pairs, showing both, a wide field and a closeup from the same objects.



Sh2-142, the "Wizard Nebula"

Ra 22h 47m 0s Dec +58° 06′ 00″, in constellation Cepheus



Image is in HST-palette, (HST=Hubble Space Telescope)
from the emission of ionized elements, R=Sulfur, G=Hydrogen and B=Oxygen.



Links to the original images, used in series, from top to bottom, 300mm vs  ~2000mm






NGC 7000, the "North America Nebula"

In constellation Cygnus



Image is in HST-palette, (HST=Hubble Space Telescope)
from the emission of ionized elements, R=Sulfur, G=Hydrogen and B=Oxygen.



Links to the original images, used in series, from top to bottom, 300mm vs  ~2000mm





IC443, the "Jellyfish Nebula"

In constellation Gemini



Image is in HST-palette, (HST=Hubble Space Telescope)
from the emission of ionized elements, R=Sulfur, G=Hydrogen and B=Oxygen.

Links to the original images, used in series, from top to bottom, 300mm vs  ~2000mm

2. http://astroanarchy.blogspot.com/2011/01/ic-443-reprocessed-closeup-and-wide.html





Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Sharpless 157, Sh2-157, apparent scale in the sky





I have shot many targets with several focal lengths. 
Due that, I will publish some images as an image sets, with different field of view and detail levels.
The fractal nature of our universe stands out nicely by this way and it will make the orientation more easy.

Many times, it's difficult to understand the image scale of astronomical images.
Due that, I will add a Moon circle in some of the images to show the angular scale in a sky. 
The full Moon has an angular size of ~30 arc minutes, that's equal to ~0,5 degrees.


Sharpless 157
In constellation Cassiopeia

Natural color composition from the emission of ionized elements, R=80%Hydrogen+20%Sulfur, G=100%Oxygen and B=85%Oxygen+15%Hydrogen to compensate otherwise missing H-beta emission. Star colors are mixed from the NB channels by the same way. This composition is very close to a visual spectrum.
Note. Size of the full Moon is marked as a gray circle, at upper Right corner, for a scale.

Other targets in images above

The "Bubble Nebula" can be seen in upper Left corners.
The "Wizard Nebula" locates at utmost Right at the top panorama stripe. 


There are two individual images used to make this image series
  1. Sharpless 157, http://astroanarchy.blogspot.com/2011/03/sh2-157-reprocessed.html
  2. Wizard Nebula, http://astroanarchy.blogspot.com/2011/02/sh2-142-wizard-nebula-wide-field.html


Thursday, September 30, 2010

Animated 3D from two targets, the "Tarantula" & the "Wizard"


Animations are made by creating artificial parallax to an image. Then two images are animated together by using conversion web service, Start3D. There can be some artifacts in images, due the experimental nature of this work! The volumetric models are based on some known facts and an artistic impression.

Please, let the images load for few seconds to see them animated!
The "Tarantula Nebula"


Other 3D-formats can be found here:
Original 2D-image and details:


The "Wizard Nebula"




Other 3D-formats can be found here:
Original 2D-image and details:

NOTE! This 3D-study is a personal vision about forms and shapes, based on some known facts and an artistic impression.