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Sh2-132 SHO + N, 


            Paddy Gilliland
Sh2-132 SHO + N
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Sh2-132 SHO + N

Technical card

Imaging telescope or lens:Borg 125

Imaging camera:QSI 683WSG-8 OAG QSI 683


Guiding telescope or lens:Borg 125

Guiding camera:QSI 683WSG-8 OAG QSI 683

Focal reducer:Borg Super reducer f/4

Software:Pixinsight 1.8Photoshop CS 6 Photoshop CS6

Filters:Astrodon Sii 3nmAstrodon Oiii 3nmAstrodon Ha 3nm

Accessory:Starlight Xpress lodestar 2

Dates:Sept. 4, 2015

Frames: 69x1800"

Integration: 34.5 hours

Avg. Moon age: 21.21 days

Avg. Moon phase: 59.95%

Basic astrometry details job: 799175

RA center: 22h 18' 1"

DEC center: +55° 51' 57"

Orientation: 89.188 degrees

Field radius: 1.332 degrees

Resolution: 3326x2504

Locations: FOVO - Field of View Observatory, Home, Worcestershire, United Kingdom


Here is my first look at SH2-132 in SHO.
If it looks mottled to anyone please advise it is fine here but when uploaded as jpg seems to look little mottled and can't figure out?!
This was a very challenging target from the UK as dim and noisy. Reviewing some of my peers images I liked JP's softer feel and have been quite gentle with my sharpening as a result. With a wide range of features and colours processing was a challenge but hope I have managed to do a good job bringing out the unique features and colours across the object.
Was also pleased to see some star colour in NB which is not the norm.
Hope you all enjoy - I will be adding a version with NII data when skies clear again.
Rev B - tried to tidy up a little. But still challenging me !
Rev C - More subtle and hopefully cleaner version
Rev D - Little tidy up, think that will be all for now as this one is hard work!
Rev E - Added some Nitrogen, in hindsight not the best target to try such an experiment but it certainly gave me a lot more signal to play with and a few extra areas are enhanced by the NII data. By blending into existing channels I was able to reduce noise by about 5% as well as enhance some detail more easily. Next need to try with some alternate palettes.



Paddy Gilliland


  • Sh2-132 SHO + N, 


            Paddy Gilliland
  • Sh2-132 SHO + N, 


            Paddy Gilliland
  • Sh2-132 SHO + N, 


            Paddy Gilliland
  • Sh2-132 SHO + N, 


            Paddy Gilliland
  • Final
    Sh2-132 SHO + N, 


            Paddy Gilliland

Sky plot

Sky plot


Sh2-132 SHO + N, 


            Paddy Gilliland