Iris Nebula / Color / WIP

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Iris Nebula / Color / WIP

Post by Menno555 » Mon Jul 20, 2020 7:08 pm

The Iris Nebula / NGC 7023 / The Netherlands in Bortle 8

A work in progress, busy with gathering more data. But over here just patches of clear skies: one hour and then clouds, each night :cry:
But enough data now to share this. And my first reflective nebula.
Also now doing 180 seconds exposures at 2030 FL without guiding. That mount really rocks!

Meade LX65 8" f/10 ACF OTA
Ioptron CEM25EC mount (no guiding)
Baader Neodymium Skyglow filter
Zwo ASI294MC Pro camera

Captured with SharpCap @ -10 degrees Celcius / Offset 30 / White balance 50/50
40 x 120 sec / Gain 121
24 x 180 sec / Gain 121

Stacked in DeepSkyStacker with blacks + flats + dark flats

Processed in PS: Levels, Curves, Shadows/Highlights, noise reduction, cropped, scaled down

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Re: Iris Nebula / Color / WIP

Post by BlackWikkett » Mon Jul 20, 2020 7:15 pm

Very Nice!
-Chris

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Re: Iris Nebula / Color / WIP

Post by umasscrew39 » Mon Jul 20, 2020 9:05 pm

Congratulations on an excellent image!

Bruce

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Re: Iris Nebula / Color / WIP

Post by Menno555 » Tue Jul 21, 2020 3:10 am

Thanks both! :)

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Re: Iris Nebula / Color

Post by Menno555 » Tue Jul 28, 2020 6:20 am

Okay, this is no WIP but finished capture. But I'll post it here :)
In the end I used 35 x 120sec + 40 x 180 sec. But light pollution started to creep in :(
But very happy with the result :D
Full version is 3890px.

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Re: Iris Nebula / Color / WIP

Post by nexusjeep » Wed Jul 29, 2020 4:11 pm

Nice image looking forward to the longer darker nights.

Cheers
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Re: Iris Nebula / Color / WIP

Post by Menno555 » Wed Jul 29, 2020 5:00 pm

Thanks Nick!
Well, even looking forward to short nights without clouds :p
Prediction for next 2 or 3 nights are good ... so going to do my first Dumbbell capture :)

Menno

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