The Crescent and the Blue Flash


#1

Okay, I’m whining about problems again, so here are some pretty pictures to drown out the drone. The Crescent Nebula is a bicolor with 17 hours of Ha and OIII, with a CPC1100 and SXVR-H694:

NGC 6888 by The Hole in the Trees Skybox

There’s also a tricolor, with 13 hours of SII added in, for those who like their Crescents blue:

NGC 6888 by The Hole in the Trees Skybox

And finally the Blue Flash, a small but bright summer planetary. The stars are RGB from an image I shot five years ago (pre SGP!) with a QHY8, and the nebula is 7.3 hours of OIII collected this summer, colorized to blue with PixInsight:

NGC 6905 by The Hole in the Trees Skybox

Thanks as always to Ken and Jared for making sleeping-while-imaging a reality for us regular folks.

Kevin


#2

As usual, awesome images!!!

Peter


#3

Impressive, congratulations!


#4

Thanks Peter and Alfredo. I’ve got lots more images in the processing pipeline, which hopefully will go faster now that I’m starting to get a process down for PI. With SGP and a permanent setup, it’s been easy to collect data faster than I can process it.

Kevin


#5

I totally agree with that Kevin. With SGP I’ve made my longest imaging sessions.


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