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The Veil nebula – reloaded

Noel reprocessed the Veil nebula data making the stars less obtrusive and sharpening up the nebulosity a little to emphasize the filaments.  It’s a personal choice as to which version you prefer – I like the down-played stars myself.

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The Veil nebula in Cygnus – a supernova remnant

Today is a landmark day for the New Forest Observatory.  After a marathon processing session involving a lot of blood, sweat, tears, and a hallucination-inducing lack of sleep – Noel Carboni has just finished processing the Summer 2007 mega-project, the … Continue reading

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The Rosette nebula in the infrared

The accompanying image shows the Rosette nebula in the infrared (720nm – 1,000nm) part of the spectrum.  The image is composed of 7 subs at 1600 seconds per sub, just over 3-hours total exposure time – and – there’s virtually nothing … Continue reading

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IOM March 2008: The Beehive Cluster

The constellation Cancer is quite well placed during March, and Cancer contains a couple of very nice open clusters that make excellent imaging objects, namely M44 the Beehive cluster or Praesepe or NGC2632, and M67 [NGC2682] which doesn’t seem to … Continue reading

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M31 the Great Andromeda galaxy definitive image

Noel is getting all the data prepared for the coffee-table book and is now mopping up stuff from last year.  Here we have an updated image of M31. The basis of this image was actually first light for the M25C … Continue reading

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M78 and Barnard’s Loop

The fourth image in the 6-night marathon is M78 and part of Barnard’s Loop in Orion.  This is a work in progress as so far this is only 4 hours of RGB data using 15-minute subs – and with an … Continue reading

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Procyon

The third image from the 6-night session is the first single-star image I have taken with the Sky 90/SXVF-M25C combination.  This is Procyon – and the image comprises 48 sub-exposures at 5-minutes per sub or exactly 4 hours total exposure … Continue reading

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M35 and NGC2158 a pair of open clusters in Gemini

The second image from the 6-night marathon session this month is a nice pair of open clusters in Gemini – M35 and NGC2158.  This image comprises 39 sub-exposures at 6-minutes per sub or just 6-minutes short of 4-hours in total.

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The Owl nebula and M108 in Ursa Major

We have just had six clear nights in a row – which for me personally is an all-time record!  Got a few reasonable images during this period, unfortunately last couple of days had the Moon intruding, but we can’t have … Continue reading

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The Rosette nebula definitive image

Just when you thought it couldn’t get any better, Noel Carboni revisited the original data and reprocessed the Rosette from scratch.  You can see from the attached image that he has squeezed the last ounce out of this one.  I … Continue reading

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