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Contains:  IC 1848, IC 1871
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The Soul Nebula - IC1484 with the Hubble Pallet, 


The Soul Nebula - IC1484 with the Hubble Pallet
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The Soul Nebula - IC1484 with the Hubble Pallet

Technical card

Dates:Nov. 12, 2017Dec. 11, 2017Dec. 12, 2017

ZWO 36mm OIII: 30x180" (gain: 200.00) -15C bin 1x1
ZWO 36mm SII: 47x180" (gain: 200.00) -15C bin 1x1
zwo 36mm h-alpha: 30x180" (gain: 200.00) -15C bin 1x1

Integration: 5.3 hours

Darks: ~60

Flats: ~60

Flat darks: ~60

Avg. Moon age: 23.79 days

Avg. Moon phase: 32.94%

Bortle Dark-Sky Scale: 5.00

Basic astrometry details job: 2878142

RA center: 2h 54' 37"

DEC center: +60° 29' 34"

Pixel scale: 0.597 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 182.365 degrees

Field radius: 0.931 degrees

Resolution: 9024x6704

Locations: Backyard, Austin, TX, United States


This was data I took on the Soul Nebula IC1484. I finally got around to processing it with the Hubble Pallet using color masking to adjust the tonal mapping. I did not know how to do this when I collected the data a few months ago and so it just sat. Also this was taken with my ZWO filter set prior to my understanding and fixing the reflection issues and light leakage issues with these filters. Even with all my work, the stars still have halos with the Ha having bigger star size than the OIII and SII.

47 X 180s - SII --> RED
30 X 180s - Ha --> GREEN
30 X 180s - OIII --> BLUE

60 DARKs, 60 flats by filter, 60 Dark Flats for calibration. Processing done with PixInsight including localnormalization and 2X Drizzle. I have no clear skies for quite a while so I an going back to processing languishing data.

ORION EON 115mm with ASI1600MM-C with ZWO 7nm Ha, OIII, SII, Lum filters - image capture with Sequence Generator Pro
ORION HDX-110 EQ-G with ORION 70mm/ASI290MM for guiding with PHD2

Comments and suggestions gratefully accepted!



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  • Final
    The Soul Nebula - IC1484 with the Hubble Pallet, 




Description: I cant really believe this is the same data. My early image processing was so bad. This image did not use MUREDenoise since I only kept masters that were drizzled and not the original data. This is with the Hubble palette.

Sky plot

Sky plot


The Soul Nebula - IC1484 with the Hubble Pallet,