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Vela SNR Central Region Crop 2, 


            Jeffrey K Lovelace

Imaging telescopes or lenses: Takahashi FSQ-106

Imaging cameras: SBIG STX-16803

Mounts: Software Bisque Paramount MX+

Guiding cameras: SBIG STX-16803

Software: Photoshop CC  ·  Sequence Generator Pro V3.0  ·  Open PHD Guiding PHD2 Guiding  ·  The SkyX  ·  Starnet++ Starnet ++  ·  PixInsight Processing Software

Filters: Astrodon B 50mm square E Series  ·  Astrodon G 50mm square E Series  ·  Astrodon R 50mm square E Series  ·  Astrodon L 50mm square E Series

Accessory: SBIG FW7-STX

Dates:April 27, 2019

Astrodon B 50mm square E Series: 45x300" -25C bin 1x1
Astrodon G 50mm square E Series: 44x300" -25C bin 1x1
Astrodon Hα 50mm round 5nm: 50x900" -25C bin 1x1
Astrodon L 50mm square E Series: 3x300" -25C bin 1x1
Astrodon OIII 5nm: 55x900" -25C bin 1x1
Astrodon R 50mm square E Series: 40x300" -25C bin 1x1
Astrodon SII 5nm: 46x900" -25C bin 1x1

Integration: 48.8 hours

Darks: ~25

Flats: ~26

Bias: ~50

Avg. Moon age: 22.65 days

Avg. Moon phase: 44.66% job: 3879925

RA center: 8h 28' 57"

DEC center: -45° 40' 14"

Pixel scale: 2.109 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: -4.992 degrees

Field radius: 1.380 degrees

Resolution: 2729x3840

Locations: M and K Observatory, Yass, New South Whales, Australia

Data source: Own remote observatory


Data Acquisition from 2019-02-14 until 2019-04-29
Original Image Scale: 3.50
RGB Stars, Synthetic Lum
R = Hα + SII
B = OIII + Hα (10%)
This is a sibling crop to my previous post from the same shot of the Vela SNR's central region. The original parent shot spans an area 4°x4°, yet it captures only a portion of the vast nebula's central region. This crop and Crop 1 were essentially processed the same, and yet in this area the OIII is much more teal than the blue of Crop 1. This is why I present them separately. Individually they are each interesting and different; together they made the parent photo visually unapetizing, like a lasagna milkshake.

I shot this using a Takahashi FSQ-106 that I rent from master astrophotographer Martin Pugh at his remote telescope hosting observatory in Australia. If you are interested in imaging the skies of the Southern Hemisphere, contact him.



Jeffrey K Lovelace
License: None (All rights reserved)

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Vela SNR Central Region Crop 2, 


            Jeffrey K Lovelace