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The Elephant Trunk Nebula in SHO, 


            Connor Matherne

The Elephant Trunk Nebula in SHO

Technical card

Resolution: 3900x3700

Astrodon 5nm H-Alpha filter: 38x1200"
Astrodon 5nm OIII: 23x1200"
Astrodon 5nm SII: 28x1200"

Integration: 29.7 hours job: 2363524

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

Data source: Amateur hosting facility

Remote source: DeepSkyWest


It's been a productive weekend filled with editing some narrowband targets! Here was another I worked on, Sh2-131, the Elephant Trunk Nebula!

I've edited this target across a bunch of equipment setups and filters, but this has been my favorite. There are a few things I would change about it if I were to go back, but not a ton. Mainly do a bit more noise reduction, especially in the darker areas and work on protecting the stars a little more during deconvolution. Outside of that though, another color palette I quite enjoyed, and even managed to leave some green!

Thanks for looking!



Connor Matherne
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The Elephant Trunk Nebula in SHO, 


            Connor Matherne