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SH 2 190 Ha RGB



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SH 2 190 Ha RGB

SH 2-190
Other Names: Heart Nebula, IC 1805, LBN 654, Collinder 26, Melotte 15, Raab 11, OCL 352
Optics: Borg Astrograph 101ED at f/4.1
Mount: Atlas EQG using The Sky6, EQMOD, & MaxPilote
Camera: QSI 583WS
Filters: Astrodon Ha 3nm, Gen II RGB
Exposure: 220 Mins, [22 x 600s] 60 mins Ha, 60 mins each of R&B, 40 mins G
Accessories: Auto guided with Borg 45ED and Orion Starshoot Auto Guider using Maxim DL guiding
Location: Rodeo, NM
Date: November 15th, 2012
Notes: Image acquisition with Maxim DL Pro using MaxPilote automation. Processing: Image calibration, align, and combine in Maxim DL Pro. Levels, curves, crop and resize in Photoshop. Ha RGB completed using Neil Fleming's method (Ha added in "lighten" blend to each channel - R 100%, G 15%, B 20%, then Ha added as Lum layer at 75% opacity, redo curves on each new layer).
Calibrated w/30 Darks, 93 Bias, 100 Flats of each filter using light box, CCD temperature was -20C. Image was taken near the Arizona Sky Village near Portal, AZ.

Equipment value <10,000

High Res Version: http://astromarina.z...385532080-6.jpg
Ha Version: http://astromarina.z...5AD50#h5295ad50
Original RGB Version: http://astromarina.z...5B386#h5295b386


    • daveco likes this

    I love this nebula and you captured it very well.  I know I am going to learn a lot from many of you members.  Great work!

    -Robert


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