59 hours of M76


#1

I’d like to say this was a Herculean effort preceded by meticulous advance planning and that it involved tremendous feats of endurance. Really, I’d like to say that. But in truth laziness was a much bigger factor. It’s all just too easy with SGP: “hey, I’m already setup for M76 from last night, so let’s just keep it in the target list for tonight’s session. You know how weak that SII signal is!” I really didn’t know I had 59 hours until I counted up all the frames.

Anyway, I have both tricolor and bicolor versions on my pBase site:

http://www.pbase.com/skybox/nebulae

These are from 20 minute exposures with a CPC1100, using an SXVR-H694 and Astrodon narrowband filters at 0.6 arcsecs/pixel. More details with the images. Thanks to Ken and Jared for allowing me to get 59 hours of sleep while this all happened.

Kevin


#2

Very nice! Lots of good detail, especially in the tricolor version!

Jared


#3

Thanks Jared. The real task is to catch up on my processing. I’m finding it much easier to capture new data than to process it.


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