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The Heavenly Grail - Vela SNR in NB

Technical card

Resolution: 2379x3225

Dates:Jan. 24, 2017

Frames: 40x1800"

Integration: 20.0 hours

Avg. Moon age: 26.22 days

Avg. Moon phase: 11.91% job: 1426488

RA center: 128.069 degrees

DEC center: -43.827 degrees

Pixel scale: 3.290 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 4.767 degrees

Field radius: 1.831 degrees

Locations: Burwood, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia


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 :)



Andys Astro

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The Heavenly Grail - Vela SNR in NB, 


            Andys Astro