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Wizard Nebula in Hubble Palette, 


            John Willis
Wizard Nebula in Hubble Palette
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Wizard Nebula in Hubble Palette

Technical card

Imaging telescope or lens:Takahashi FSQ106ED

Imaging camera:ZWO ASI1600MM-Cool

Mount:iOptron CEM 60

Guiding telescope or lens:PrimaLuceLab 60mm CompactGuide scope

Guiding camera:QHYCCD 5L-II M

Focal reducer:Takahashi Reducer 0.60 f/3.0

Software:Seqence Generator ProPixInsight

Filters:ZWO Ha 7nmZWO SII 31mm 7nmZWO Oiii 31mm

Dates:Aug. 11, 2019

ZWO Ha 7nm: 61x90" (gain: 75.00)
ZWO Oiii 31mm: 140x90" (gain: 75.00)
ZWO SII 31mm 7nm: 119x90" (gain: 75.00)

Integration: 8.0 hours

Avg. Moon age: 11.08 days

Avg. Moon phase: 85.40%

Basic astrometry details job: 2866176

RA center: 22h 45' 46"

DEC center: +58° 7' 37"

Pixel scale: 2.438 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 335.251 degrees

Field radius: 0.956 degrees

Resolution: 2226x1735

Locations: Backyard, Plano, Texas, United States

Data source: Backyard


My first finished image of the Wizard nebula. I attempted this at an F8 ratio first, but the Oiii data was just too hard to capture. This try was at F3, so I had no problem with data, just had to crop down more than I originally wanted to.

The key on this target is to gather as much Oii and Sii data as you can, potentially double or triple what you need for good Ha. It really opens up your color and depth.



John Willis
License: Attribution-NonCommercial Creative Commons

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Wizard Nebula in Hubble Palette, 


            John Willis