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Contains:  Omega nebula, M 17, NGC 6618
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The Swan Nebula - a cosmic storm, 


            Connor Matherne
The Swan Nebula - a cosmic storm

The Swan Nebula - a cosmic storm

Technical card

Resolution: 3748x3528

Astrodon 5nm H-Alpha filter: 16x1800"
Astrodon 5nm OIII: 21x1800"
Astrodon 5nm SII: 14x1800"

Integration: 25.5 hours job: 2360681

RA center: 275.220 degrees

DEC center: -16.198 degrees

Pixel scale: 0.550 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 203.673 degrees

Field radius: 0.394 degrees

Locations: Deep Sky West, Rowe, New Mexico, United States

Data source: Amateur hosting facility

Remote source: DeepSkyWest


This was an absolute blast to work on, thank you to Lloyd for sending it on over and allowing me to continue to work on my narrowband colors! This is the nᵗʰ time working on narrowband colors, and I don't see myself stopping any time soon.

Outside of the narrowband colors though, I was floored by the fantastic quality of the data which allowed for amazing sharpening of the L frame using deconvolution. Really made the dust lanes jump right out of the image.

All in all, lovely target with equally great data to match. Let me know your opinion on the color. I know I have been really head strong about not using cyan and gold, but are all of these experiments worth it? Or should I stick to the tried and true?



Connor Matherne
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The Swan Nebula - a cosmic storm, 


            Connor Matherne