Eagle Narrow from June


#1

Eagle Nebula Narrowband, data from June 2014:

SBIG STT-8300M
Astrodon 3nm Ha - S2 - O3
FSQ106
Paramount ME
Sequence Generator Pro
PixInsight

6.5 hours each filter.

Eagle Nebula Narrowband


#2

Beautiful work,


#3

Wow! That is really great work. I love how the pillars look almost ghostlike.


#4

Wonderful! I am looking forward to getting some close to this quality. I’m expecting delivery of a new STT-8300M tomorrow, so I’m brand new to LRGB imaging. For your 6.5 hours each filter, how is that accomplished? One 6.5 hr image (that would be amazing) or say 20 x 19.5 min? How do you decide how long to image a given target? Can you recommend a good source for info on how best to image different targets? Thanks for any help on this.


#5

You will like the STT, especially the cooling, which is just amazing, much better than any other camera I have used.

I almost always use 30 minute subs for narrowband. I typically will decide how much total time after I have looked at the first few subs. After while you can begin to get a feel for which level of S/N needs which amount of total time. Eagle is pretty bright so was toward the bottom of the total exposure scale. I have narrowband data from SH2-170 that I just finished and need to process that totals 71 hours and I am not sure if it is enough!


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