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sh2-142 / NGC7380- The Wizard Nebula and open cluster in Cepheus

Acquisition type: Electronically-Assisted Astronomy (EAA, e.g. based on a live video feed)
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sh2-142 / NGC7380- The Wizard Nebula and open cluster in Cepheus

Acquisition type: Electronically-Assisted Astronomy (EAA, e.g. based on a live video feed)

Imaging telescopes or lenses: TS Optics APO130f6

Imaging cameras: ZWO ASI1600MM-Cool

Mounts: Ioptron CEM 120 EC2

Guiding telescopes or lenses: TS Optics APO130f6

Guiding cameras: Starlight Express Lodestar X2 Autoguider

Focal reducers: TS-Optics TSFlat 2

Software: Sequence Generator Pro  ·  PixInsight  ·  PHD Guiding 2.5.0

Filters: ZWO new B  ·  ZWO new G  ·  ZWO new R  ·  AstroDon 5nm Ha filter  ·  AstroDon 5nm SII filter  ·  AstroDon 5nm OIII filter

Accessory: ZWO EFW 31mm 8 positions  ·  QHYCCD PoleMaster  ·  Innovations Foresight ONAG  ·  USB_Focus V3 Usb Focus  ·  USB Stepper Motor Heavy Load


Dates:Sept. 19, 2019Sept. 20, 2019Sept. 22, 2019

Frames:
AstroDon 5nm Ha filter: 21x600" (3h 30') (gain: 139.00) -15C bin 1x1
AstroDon 5nm Ha filter: 10x600" (1h 40') (gain: 139.00) -21C bin 1x1
AstroDon 5nm OIII filter: 12x600" (2h) (gain: 139.00) -15C bin 1x1
AstroDon 5nm OIII filter: 13x600" (2h 10') (gain: 139.00) -21C bin 1x1
AstroDon 5nm SII filter: 13x600" (2h 10') (gain: 139.00) -15C bin 1x1
AstroDon 5nm SII filter: 8x600" (1h 20') (gain: 139.00) -21C bin 1x1
ZWO new B: 5x120" (10') (gain: 50.00) -12C bin 1x1
ZWO new G: 5x120" (10') (gain: 50.00) -12C bin 1x1
ZWO new R: 5x120" (10') (gain: 50.00) -12C bin 1x1

Integration: 13h 20'

Avg. Moon age: 20.90 days

Avg. Moon phase: 62.71%


Astrometry.net job: 3484480

RA center: 22h 47' 26"

DEC center: +58° 4' 18"

Pixel scale: 0.908 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 0.222 degrees

Field radius: 0.727 degrees


Resolution: 4607x3455

Locations: Duc, Prayssas, Lot et Garonne, France

Data source: Backyard

Description

Note : with the first use of "remove magenta star" script I realize that star colors are quite OK in the straight SHO image as compared to what I can improve applying RGB colors on stars.

Process in PI :

For each S, H, O, R, G, B channels :
- Images Calibration (Dark and Flat)
- Cosmetic Correction
- Image Registration
- Image Integration
- Mure Denoise (for RGBSHO)
Then :
- Create SHO image and color balance on nebula
- Apply "remove magenta star script" with 0.8 attenuation
- Create RGB image and color balance on stars
- DBE SHO & RGB images
- Deconvolution of SHO & RGB images using 2.0 psf
- Delinearisation using HT of both SHO & RGB images
- SCNR of SHO image
- Color Saturation range masked (and desaturate bkg) of both images
- Create a star mask using starnet++ on L channel of the RGB image
- Apply "a" & "b" color channels of the RGB image to the SHO image under star mask
(this is to apply natural color to the stars) (for the second image only)
- TGV denoise (no mask)
- Deflip

Final image adjustments performed in Photo on Imac :
- levels adjustments
- adjust color looking using "selective color"
- boost sharpness & definition
- crop

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B

Description: Star color from RGB image

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C

Description: Using CT to better use color range

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D

Description: Use of CT for better color range v2

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G

Description: RGB

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