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M78 Technicolor 4.5 hrs, 



    
        

            Jonathan Young
M78 Technicolor 4.5 hrs
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M78 Technicolor 4.5 hrs

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M78 Technicolor 4.5 hrs, 



    
        

            Jonathan Young
M78 Technicolor 4.5 hrs
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M78 Technicolor 4.5 hrs

Imaging telescopes or lenses: TEC 140 APO ED

Imaging cameras: ZWO ASI1600MM-Cool

Mounts: AZ-EQ6

Guiding telescopes or lenses: TEC 140 APO ED

Guiding cameras: QHY5L-II

Focal reducers: Astro-Physics QUAD TCC 0.72x

Software: PHD Lab Phd 2.6.3  ·  Startools 1.6  ·  Seqence Generator Pro

Filters: Astrodon Red 36mm E-Series Gen 2  ·  Astrodon Blue 36mm E-Series Gen 2  ·  Astrodon Green 36mm E-Series Gen 2

Accessory: Celestron OAG  ·  Starizona Microtouch Autofocuser  ·  Starlight Xpress Filter-wheel 7x36mm


Dates:Jan. 9, 2021

Frames:
Astrodon Blue 36mm E-Series Gen 2: 45x120" (1h 30') (gain: 139.00) -10C
Astrodon Green 36mm E-Series Gen 2: 45x120" (1h 30') (gain: 139.00) -10C
Astrodon Red 36mm E-Series Gen 2: 45x120" (1h 30') (gain: 139.00) -10C

Integration: 4h 30'

Darks: ~96

Flats: ~16

Flat darks: ~16

Avg. Moon age: 25.50 days

Avg. Moon phase: 17.27%

Bortle Dark-Sky Scale: 5.00


Astrometry.net job: 4428955

RA center: 5h 46' 36"

DEC center: +0° 7' 1"

Pixel scale: 0.834 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 356.261 degrees

Field radius: 0.763 degrees


Resolution: 3866x5328

Locations: Backyard, Saline, Michigan, United States

Data source: Backyard

Description

Starving for clear skies for nearly 2 months I managed 4.5 hrs of good R,G,B data on M78 but no Luminance. Well short of my goal of 15-20 hrs I decided to have some fun over stretching the colors and remapping the background. The technicolor result is an artistic representation.

Red: 45x120s
Green: 45x120s
Blue: 45x120s

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Description: Processed in DSS --> Startools --> Topaz Studio with denoise, sharpen and adjust applied. Final upscale in Gigapixel.

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Description: repalced stars

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Description: Cropped.

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M78 Technicolor 4.5 hrs, 



    
        

            Jonathan Young