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Wizard Nebula (NGC 7380) in SHO palette, 



    
        

            Luca Marinelli

Wizard Nebula (NGC 7380) in SHO palette

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Wizard Nebula (NGC 7380) in SHO palette, 



    
        

            Luca Marinelli

Wizard Nebula (NGC 7380) in SHO palette

Imaging cameras: Starlight Xpress Trius SX-814 mono

Mounts: SkyWatcher EQ6-R Pro (EQMOD)

Guiding telescopes or lenses: Baader Planetarium Baader Vario 60mm F4.1

Guiding cameras: ZWO ASI 290 MM MINI

Software: Photoshop CC  ·  PIXINSIGHT 1.8  ·  Lightroom CC  ·  Seqence Generator Pro  ·  PHD2 Guiding PHD2 v2.6.5

Filters: Astrodon Narrowband 3nm SII  ·  Astrodon Narrowband 3nm Ha  ·  Astrodon Narrowband 3nm OIII

Accessory: ZWO EFW 7 x 36mm  ·  Optec FocusLynx QuickSync FSQ Motor


Dates:Oct. 30, 2018Nov. 20, 2018Dec. 25, 2018

Frames:
Astrodon Narrowband 3nm Ha: 19x900" (4h 45') -20C bin 1x1
Astrodon Narrowband 3nm OIII: 38x900" (9h 30') -30C bin 1x1
Astrodon Narrowband 3nm SII: 25x900" (6h 15') bin 1x1

Integration: 20h 30'

Flats: ~20

Bias: ~100

Avg. Moon age: 16.89 days

Avg. Moon phase: 81.35%

Bortle Dark-Sky Scale: 5.00


Basic astrometry details

Astrometry.net job: 2447136


Resolution: 2800x2200

Locations: Home Observatory, Schenectady, New York, United States

Data source: Backyard

Description

The Wizard Nebula (NGC 7380) sits on the border between the constellations of Cassiopeia and Cepheus. My present rendition started as a SHO Hubble palette (SII, Ha, and OIII data channels) processed in PixInsight and tone mapped in Adobe Photoshop.

It has been a very tough Fall for collecting data in the Northeastern USA and this target required two moon cycles to get sufficient data. A lot of the OIII data in particular had low SNR due to moonlight, hence the long integration.

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Description: Tone mapping following J-P Metsavainio's workflow.

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Description: Reduced saturation selectively and increased local contrast in Lightroom CC.

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Wizard Nebula (NGC 7380) in SHO palette, 



    
        

            Luca Marinelli