Hemisphere:  Southern  ·  Constellation: Vela (Vel)  ·  Contains:  NGC 2736  ·  Pencil Nebula
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Pencil Nebula, 



    
        

            Scotty Bishop
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Pencil Nebula

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Pencil Nebula, 



    
        

            Scotty Bishop
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Pencil Nebula

Imaging Telescopes Or Lenses
Planwave CDK 24
Imaging Cameras
FLI PL 9000
Filters
Astrodon Oiii 3nm · Astrodon B · Astrodon G · Astrodon Ha 3nm · R
Software
Adobe Photoshop 2021 · Aries Productions Astro Pixel Precessor

Acquisition details

Frames:
10x300" (50')
Integration:
50'

RA center: 09h00m03s.215

DEC center: -45°5720.60

Pixel scale: 0.620 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 0.945 degrees

Field radius: 0.370 degrees

More info:Open 

Resolution: 3028x3040

Data source: Amateur hosting facility

Remote source: Telescope Live

Description

I did the Pencil Nebula in HOORGB. I used 2x R, 2x G, 2x B, 2x Ha, and 2x Oiii, all were 300s and from telescope.live

I ran them all through APP as their own channels as a full integration, then I used the RGB Combine tool and loaded R, G, B, Ha, and Oiii, and then has to load a second Oiii. R, G, and B assigned themselves red, green, and blue, and so I then assigned the Ha as 100% red, one of the Oiii channels as 100% blue, and the other Oiii channel as 100% green, which set each color channel as T 50%.

I then saved that out as a 16 bit tiff and brought it into Photoshop 2021 and finished up by aligning the levels exactly as I wanted, boosting saturation and vibrance, running clarity and messing with the curves and levels a bit more, and running some noise reduction on it. I can only imagine how good it would look with 5 times the data.

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Pencil Nebula, 



    
        

            Scotty Bishop

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