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Starless edit of my Pelican data (IC5070), 


            Sven Hoffmann

Starless edit of my Pelican data (IC5070)

Technical card

Resolution: 4542x3287

Dates:Aug. 5, 2018Aug. 6, 2018Aug. 12, 2018

Baader 7nm Ha: 56x180" (gain: 139.00) -20C bin 1x1
Baader 8.5nm OIII: 57x180" (gain: 139.00) -20C bin 1x1
Baader 8nm SII: 58x180" (gain: 139.00) -20C bin 1x1

Integration: 8.6 hours

Darks: ~16

Flats: ~16

Flat darks: ~16

Avg. Moon age: 16.04 days

Avg. Moon phase: 25.08%

Bortle Dark-Sky Scale: 5.00

Mean FWHM: 3.00

Temperature: 15.00 job: 2218567

Data source: Backyard


Hi everyone,

this has been a long time coming. I have worked on this image for quite a while because I wanted to get it as good as I possibly could and now I'm ready to share it. Ever since I saw my first starless edit of an image I am mesmerized by them. Obviously you can only do these in high signal areas where your FoV is big enough to contain signal to the edge. Otherwise it just does not look that interesting.
In any case I think these are so worth it to do because stars are extremely distracting to the human brain with their high contrast, that you never can appreciate the full beauty of a nebula. I'm proud to present you the second image I managed to get a sharable result for :) To me it looks like an oil painting or something. A dark waterfall with a gleaming golden hill.

Fun fact: The photographer in my seems to have come through again because I chose a similar composition as the last time (the wall of ngc7000) and I did not even think about the similarity until the image was finished - rule of thirds and all.

Enjoy and thanks for taking a look,



Sven Hoffmann
License: None (All rights reserved)


Starless edit of my Pelican data (IC5070), 


            Sven Hoffmann