Nebulae and Clusters 12
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M13 Great Globular Cluster of Hercules

Camera - QSI 532 WS

Telescope - Astro Tech 10" RC @ f/6  FL = 1480mm

Mount - MI-250

LRGB,  L= 49x180s, 1x1 R=10x180s, G=10x180s, B=12x180s,  all exposures guided with Tak Sky 90 and MX 716.  All exposures taken with CCDAutopilot V5.  All exposures biinned 1X1.   Astrodon Gen 2 E RGB filters, Lum Sigma Clip combined in Maxim DL v5, RGB Sigma clip combined in Maxim DL v5,  LRGB combined and additional processing done in Photoshop CS2 and Pixinxight 1.7.

LRGB 147/30/30/36

Total 4.05 Hours

Date LRGB  - June 6-8, 2012

M13, Great Cluster Of Hercules

NGC 6960 - Western Veil Nebula in Cygnus

Camera - QSI 532 WS

Telescope - Tak Sky 90 @ f/4.5 FL=405mm

Mount - MI-250

Ha=Red, OIII=Blue, synthetic green, Ha= 6x1200s, OIII=6x1200s.  Exposures Guided with  Astro Tech 10" RC @ f/8 and SX MX716.  All exposures taken with CCDAutopilot V5.  All exposures biinned 1X1.   Astrodon 3nm Narrow band Filters. RGB stacked in Maxim DL v5,  RGB combined and additional processing done in Photoshop CS2 and Pixinxight 1.8.

Ha/G/OIII 120/-/120

Total 4 Hours

Date August 19, 2014

NGC 6960, witch's broom

NGC 6992- Eastern Veil Nebula in Cygnus

Camera - QSI 532 WS

Telescope - Tak Sky 90 @ f/4.5 FL=405mm

Mount - MI-250

Ha=Red, OIII=Blue, synthetic green, Ha= 7x1200s, OIII=7x1200s.  Exposures Guided with  Astro Tech 10" RC @ f/8 and SX MX716.  All exposures taken with CCDAutopilot V5.  All exposures biinned 1X1.   Astrodon 3nm Narrow band Filters. RGB stacked in Maxim DL v5,  RGB combined and additional processing done in Photoshop CS2 and Pixinxight 1.8.

Ha/G/OIII 140/-/140

Total 4.67 Hours

Date September 1 & 7, 2014

NGC 6992, Veil Nebula

IC 5070 Pelican Nebula in Cygnus

Camera - QSI 532 WS

Telescope - Tak Sky 90 @ f/4.5 FL=405mm

Mount - MI-250

SII=Red, Ha=Green OIII=Blue, SII=17x1200s, Ha=16x1200s, OIII=16x1200s.  Exposures Guided with  Astro Tech 10" RC @ f/8 and SX MX716.  All exposures taken with CCDAutopilot V5.  All exposures biinned 1X1.   Astrodon 3nm Narrow band Filters. RGB stacked in Maxim DL v5,  RGB combined and additional processing done in Photoshop CS2 and Pixinxight 1.8.

SII/Ha/OIII  340/320/320

Total 16.3 Hours

Date September, 2014

IC 5070, Pelican Nebula

M1 Supernova remnant in Taurus

Camera - QSI 532 WSG

Telescope - Astro Tech 10" RC @ f/8  FL = 2003mm

Mount - MI-250

Off Axis Guided with Lodestar X2

LRGB,  L= 19x300s, 1x1 R=11x300s, G=12x300s, B=11x300s.   All exposures taken with CCDAutopilot V5.  Lum exposures biinned 1X1. RGB exposures binned 2x2.  Astrodon Gen 2 E RGB filters, LRGB Sigma clip combined in Maxim DL v6,  Additional processing done in Photoshop CC and Pixinxight 1.8.

LRGB 95/55/60/50

Total 4.33  Hours

Date LRGB  - November 19-23, 2015

 

M57 Planetary Nebula in Lyra

Camera - QSI 532 WSG &  SXV-H9

Telescope - Astro Tech 10" RC @ f/8  FL = 2003mm

Mount - MI-250

Off Axis Guided with Lodestar X2

LRGBHa,  L= 71x300s, 1x1 R=15x300s, G=14x300s, B=14x300s, Ha=30x1200s   All exposures taken with CCDAutopilot V5.  Lum exposures biinned 1X1. RGB exposures binned 2x2.   Astrodon Gen 2 E RGB filters, LRGB Sigma clip combined in Maxim DL v6,  Additional processing done in Photoshop CC and Pixinxight 1.8.

LRGBHa 355/75/70/80/600

Total 19.67 Hours

Date LRGBHa  - June 17, 2007, May 22 - June 17, 2016

M3 Globular Cluster in Canes Venatici

Camera - QHY 163M

Telescope - Astro Tech 10" RC @ f/8  FL = 2003mm

Mount - MI-250

Off Axis Guided with Lodestar X2

LRGB,  L= 39x240s, 1x1 R=26x240s, G=25x240s, B=25x240s,  Gain=75, Offset=50, -20C  All exposures taken with CCDAutopilot V5.  All exposures biinned 1X1.  Astronomik LRGB filters,. LRGB Sigma clip combined in Maxim DL v6,  Additional processing done in Photoshop CC and Pixinxight 1.8.

LRGB 156/104/100/100

Total 7.67  Hours

Date LRGB  - March 3, 18, 25, 2018

 

NGC 6888 Emission Nebula in Cygnus

Camera - QHY 163M 

Telescope - Astro Tech 10" RC @ f/8  FL = 2003mm

Mount - MI-250

Off Axis Guided with Lodestar X2

HaOIII, Ha=40x300, OIII=90x300,  Gain 75, Offset 50, -20C.  All exposures taken with CCDAutopilot V5.  All exposures biinned 1X1.  Astronomik 6nm Ha and OIII filters, R=Ha, G=Ha*0.25+OIII*0.75, B=OIII, Sigma clip combined in Maxim DL v6,  Additional processing done in Photoshop CC and Pixinxight 1.8.

HaOIII 200/450

Total 10.83 Hours

Date HaOIII - May 31, June 1, 3, 5, 2018