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Elephant Trunk SHO Two Frame Mosaic - QHY600 - Esprit 150, 



    
        

            Eric Walden

Elephant Trunk SHO Two Frame Mosaic - QHY600 - Esprit 150

Technical card

Imaging telescopes or lenses: Skywatcher Esprit 150ED - 150mm f/7

Imaging cameras: QHYCCD QHY600

Mounts: Mesu Optics Mesu-Mount 200 Mk2

Guiding telescopes or lenses: Skywatcher Esprit 150ED - 150mm f/7

Guiding cameras: Starlight Xpress Lodestar x2

Software: PHD2 Guiding  ·  Photoshop CC 2017  ·  Astro Pixel Processor  ·  Seqence Generator Pro

Filters: Astrodon Tru-Balance 50 mm Series-E O3 5mm  ·  Astrodon Tru-Balance 50 mm Series-E S2 5mm  ·  Astrodon True-Balance Gen2 E-Series 50mm Ha 3nm

Accessory: QHYCCD OAG-M  ·  Starizona Microtouch Autofocuser  ·  Feathertouch 2" focuser  ·  QHYCCD QHYCFW3-7 Poistion 50mm


Dates:May 12, 2020

Frames:
Astrodon Tru-Balance 50 mm Series-E O3 5mm: 20x600" (gain: 26.00) -15C bin 1x1
Astrodon Tru-Balance 50 mm Series-E S2 5mm: 20x600" (gain: 26.00) -15C bin 1x1
Astrodon True-Balance Gen2 E-Series 50mm Ha 3nm: 18x600" (gain: 26.00) -15C bin 1x1

Integration: 9.7 hours

Darks: ~20

Bias: ~50

Avg. Moon age: 20.17 days

Avg. Moon phase: 70.45%


Basic astrometry details

Astrometry.net job: 3532171


Resolution: 9311x12099

Locations: Starbase Walden, Charlottesville, Virginia, United States

Data source: Backyard

Description

Finally got my S2 and O3 Astrodon filters!

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Description: Further processing in PS with Topaz and Selective color

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Description: Added another panel to create a nearly full mosaic of this structure. The outstanding integration capacity of Astro Pixel Processor made the mosiac integration and initial processing great! I finished in PS with Topaz Adjust and Reduce noise and a lot of levels and selective color work.

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Description: Used Starnet ++ to remove the stars. Need to try it on a version prior to Reduce Noise filter to keep the small stars distinct enough to have them processed also.

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Elephant Trunk SHO Two Frame Mosaic - QHY600 - Esprit 150, 



    
        

            Eric Walden