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Vela Supernova Remnant 2 panel mosaic, 



    
        

            Scott M. Stirling
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Vela Supernova Remnant 2 panel mosaic

Imaging telescopes or lenses: Takahashi TOA-150 Apochromatic

Imaging cameras: FLI ML16200

Mounts: Astro-Physics A-P 1600

Software: PixInsight 1.8

Filters: Astrodon Ha 5nm  ·  Astrodon Red Tru-Balance E-series Gen 2  ·  Astrondon OIII 5nm Astrodon OIII 5nm  ·  Astrodon Green Tru-Balance E-Series Gen 2  ·  Astrodon Blue Tru-Balance E-Series Gen 2



Astrometry.net job: 3381225

RA center: 8h 31' 21"

DEC center: -44° 56' 54"

Pixel scale: 1.128 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: -84.130 degrees

Field radius: 1.264 degrees


Resolution: 6740x4437

Locations: Deep Sky South, El Sauce, Nuble, Chile

Data source: Amateur hosting facility

Remote source: DeepSkyWest

Description

First upload since the new astrobin features. Nice! I see Pixinsight being used for image solving and annotation now.

Top Pick from same data, by Deep Sky West's Lloyd Smith: https://astrob.in/ig35wd/C/. I have not incorporated earlier data from the same scope and location here, just the latest from Q1 2020.

This is an interesting target to process. It looks nice in RGB or HOO or HaRGB and combinations thereof. There is a rich star field, a lot of finely ramified Ha structure and sweeping arcs of both Ha and OO forms in the narrow band data.

The best way I have found to combine Ha data and other narrowband with RGB and luminance in Pixinsight is by NRGBCombination and PixelMath. NRGBCombination is a handy shorthand to do a lot of PixelMath to combine RGB with narrowband data. I use PixelMath itself for pretty basic combinations and one liners to combine the best results output from the processing workflow into a final result, then final check of color (hue, saturation), noise reduction, sharpness, contrast ... and throw it on astrobin if I want feedback and to share.

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Scott M. Stirling
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Vela Supernova Remnant 2 panel mosaic, 



    
        

            Scott M. Stirling