The Pelican

Discussion in 'Astro Photography' started by Colorado CJ, Aug 12, 2019.

  1. Colorado CJ

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    We had a clear night last night, so I decided to shoot the Pelican Nebula for the first time.

    It was a cool clear night and I laid back and watched the meteor shower while the scope was doing its thing.

    This is a pretty neat looking nebula with large dust jets made by proto-stars. This is what Nasa APOD has to say about the nebula.


    This was a short 4.6 hour integration shot in my Skywatcher MN190 telescope and ASI183MM Pro astro camera. This is a combination of 56, 300 second images shot through 3 narrow band filters, Hydrogen Alpha, Oxygen III and Sulfur II.

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    Very cool and very colorful! Nice work Andrew. I was up on Trail Ridge road in RMNP with Monika and I can attest the meteors despite the bright moon were off the chart.
     
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    That is an amazing sight. Gazing into the dimensions of this is hypnotic.
     
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    Great image
     
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    Andrew,

    Nice result, if a little too closely framed by your optic train to recognize the full 'pelican' shape. Conversely though, you did get good detail on HH 555 (a Herbig-Haro region, showing jets of gas being ejected from a spinning protostar's disk). I have cropped a small portion and highlighted the object for anyone who is interested in seeing it. Very cool capture.

    I also think you continue to make great progress with your narrowband post processing. I like the approximation of the Hubble palette you are typically getting on many of these narrowband images - better than my own efforts in that area I would say. I just need to get some more data of my own to work on, but that is another story :)

    Great job, thanks for sharing this one. I would love to see a wider FOV of this with your same post processing at some point, if you have an appropriate OTA to use.

    Here is the detail showing HH 555 that Anrew so nicely resolved in his wonderful capture, for those who are interested:

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