Hemisphere:  Southern  ·  Constellation: Vela (Vel)
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The Heavenly Grail - Vela SNR in NB, 



    
        

            Andy 01
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Imaging telescopes or lenses: StellarVue SV70T

Guiding cameras: Starlight Xpress Lodestar Off Axis Guider

Software: StarTools 1.3.5RC Startools 1.3.5

Filters: Astrodon Ha 1.25 3nm  ·  Astrodon O-III 3nm  ·  Astrodon S2 3nm

Accessory: Kendrick Standard Dual Channel Controller


Dates:Jan. 24, 2017

Frames: 40x1800" (20h)

Integration: 20h

Avg. Moon age: 26.22 days

Avg. Moon phase: 11.91%


Basic astrometry details

Astrometry.net job: 1426488

RA center: 08h32m16s

DEC center: -43°4937

Pixel scale: 3.290 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 4.767 degrees

Field radius: 1.831 degrees


Resolution: 1824x2473

Locations: Burwood, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Description

My take on the Vela SNR in NB.

It's a huge and facinating region of space, with strong O3 & Ha present.

The S2 is only subtly different to the Ha emission line, so quite difficult to process to yield a true tricolour image.

That being said, I'm happy with this as last - inspired by marvelous versions from Strongman Mike Sidonio, Rakibul Hasan, Paul Haese & Marco Lorenzi.

Ha = R, O3 = B, S2 = G approx 6.5 hrs of each in 30min subs - total of around 20hrs.

Can't help but think it reminds me of the Holy Grail, clip clop, clip clop

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The Heavenly Grail - Vela SNR in NB, 



    
        

            Andy 01