70805RE: [ccd-newastro] Dark Nebula complex in Monoceros: The "Philippine Nebula"
- Mar 2, 2012Eric,
I will have to remember this one next year. Excellent image and an
unfamiliar one. You have my vote for the naming right :-) Thanks for
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Subject: [ccd-newastro] Dark Nebula complex in Monoceros: The "Philippine
Man, has it been six years since I last shot this? I fondly refer to this
complex of dark nebulae "The Philippine Nebula", as it reminds me of the
country I was born in. I shot it back in 2006 with in H-alpha only, and
didn't get around to shooting it in full color until this year (with a
Takahashi TOA-130F on an Astro-Physics AP1200GTO mount. SBIG STL-6303E
camera with FW8-STL filter wheel and Astrodon LRGB and narrowband filters.
Robofocus focuser and Astrodon Takometer rotator.
H-Alpha: 19 x 30 Minutes Binned 1x1
Red: 15 x 10 Minutes Binned 1x1
Green: 15 x 10 Minutes Binned 1x1
Blue: 15 x 10 Minutes Binned 1x1
17 Hours Total Exposure Time
Captured from Rancho Hidalgo, New Mexico, January 2012.
Acquisition Software : MaximDL 5, TheSky6, CCDAutopilot 5, FocusMax,
Processing Software: MaximDL, Photoshop CS/CS5, Carboni Actions, IrFanView
Full sized image can be seen here:
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