Hemisphere:  Southern  ·  Constellation: Puppis (Pup)  ·  Contains:  Sh2-302  ·  VdB97
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SnowMan Nebula (SH2-302), 



    
        

            Uri Abraham
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SnowMan Nebula (SH2-302)

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SnowMan Nebula (SH2-302), 



    
        

            Uri Abraham
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SnowMan Nebula (SH2-302)

Imaging telescopes or lenses: Stellarvue SVA 130T

Imaging cameras: QHYCCD QHY128C Pro  ·  QSI 683 wsg-8

Mounts: iOptron CEM70G  ·  SkyWatcher AZ EQ6 GT

Guiding telescopes or lenses: Stellarvue SVA 130T

Guiding cameras: Starlight Xpress Ultrastar

Focal reducers: Stellarvue SFFR.72 0.72x Reducer / Falttener

Software: Adobe Photoshop CC 2021  ·  StarKeeper.it Voyager  ·  ProDigital Software Astronomy tools for Photoshop  ·  Adobe Lightroom Classic CC Lightroom Classic CC  ·  Astro Pixel Processor  ·  Rogelio Bernal Andreo Hasta La Vista Green plugin

Filters: Ha 3nm

Accessory: Starlight Instruments Focuser Boss 2 + HSM30


Dates:Jan. 7, 2019Dec. 25, 2020

Frames:
90x30" (45') (gain: 1.00) -15C bin 1x1
Ha 3nm: 30x1800" (15h) -20C bin 1x1

Integration: 15h 45'

Darks: 25

Flats: 30

Bias: 40

Avg. Moon age: 5.89 days

Avg. Moon phase: 41.32%


Astrometry.net job: 4134942

RA center: 7h 31' 40"

DEC center: -17° 0' 50"

Pixel scale: 1.643 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 90.583 degrees

Field radius: 0.738 degrees


Resolution: 2574x1960

Locations: Home, Bentleigh East, Victoria, Australia

Data source: Backyard

Description

SnowMan Nebula (SH2-302)

This unique looking nebula clearly resembles a snowman, at least I think so

This is a project which I started in Feb 2019 by capturing 30 Ha images from home. A friend who recently lent me his full frame OSC color 👍 helped me get enough RGB images to add to my Ha stack. I managed to enhance the star colors in Photoshop and I think the result is pleasing 😊

Rev B

Fixed Elongated stars, bumped nebula saturation and added diffraction spikes

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