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16-06-2012, 12:57 PM
I took this over several nights. I ended up only using less than half the data but its still about 6 hours worth.
Ha and O111 bicolour image of the Pencil Nebula. I was surprised by the ball of Ha nebula to the side with some ripples in it as well.
CDK17, FLI Proline 16803, 5nm Ha and O111 filters, PME mount.
Taken from my home observatory.
http://upload.pbase.com/gregbradley/image/143967330/large regular size
http://upload.pbase.com/gregbradley/image/143967330/original larger size
That's a stunning image Greg. Really appeals technically and aesthetically. Great contrast and colour particularly catches my eye.
16-06-2012, 03:25 PM
Excellent Greg, very dynamic shot and it almost looks Solar :thumbsup:
16-06-2012, 04:06 PM
Very interesting piece of sky nicely imaged, Greg!
16-06-2012, 06:14 PM
It's like a shred of gauze being stretched apart. :D
Thanks for the view.
16-06-2012, 06:17 PM
Wow! That's super cool Greg! Real cool that one. :thumbsup::thumbsup::thumbsup:
16-06-2012, 07:17 PM
Greg, a marvelous image, then the colors are really lovely! exceptional as your standard,
16-06-2012, 07:24 PM
Wonderful view Greg, Olympic torch for shore. All the best.
16-06-2012, 07:47 PM
Great image of the pencil nebula!
Brings back memories of seeing parts of it through Ian Bedfords 30" scope.
16-06-2012, 09:33 PM
Wow! That is top notch Greg. I love how gaseous the nebula is and the colours are beautiful. I notice with PBase that when the original is bigger than the large size for display, the website has it's own compression when it automatically produces the large size image which in turn can make it look a little over sharpened (or is it just my monitor?)
So I always look at the original on PBase and it is spot on!:thumbsup::thumbsup:
16-06-2012, 10:00 PM
A very striking image Greg. Thanks for showing!
17-06-2012, 08:07 AM
Cheers Rob. Some images you know when you see the downloads that is has a lot of potential and this one was one of those.
Thanks Mike. It is my favourite area of the night sky.
Cheers JJJ. It does have a lot of fine tendrils which remind me of the Veil Nebula. Too bad we can't pick that one up easily.
Cheers Marc. It is quite electric in colour.
Thanks for the nice compliment Fabio!
I bet it was a great view.
A lot of images lose a bit when posted smaller. That's why I like to also post a larger size if I can.
Thanks Darrin. I am glad you liked it.
17-06-2012, 04:34 PM
A neon pencil! Nicely done Greg.
17-06-2012, 04:44 PM
17-06-2012, 06:50 PM
Nice work Greg
I like the Ha, SII combine. Never knew there was an Ha bubnle near that area either.
Good the see the CDK out workign again.
17-06-2012, 07:23 PM
Very nice, Greg, very nice. Just a great shot, looks simple and uncrowded, yet smooth and colourful. :thumbsup:
17-06-2012, 10:39 PM
Thanks Chris. The CDK's been working a lot over the last few months. Finally some clear skies.
Thanks for that. It such a scenic area of the sky.
That's a fascinating image Greg.
I enjoyed the colour and detail.
18-06-2012, 05:35 AM
What an amazing photo.
I have been away for a month so what a great image to come back to.
18-06-2012, 07:28 AM
I am glad you liked it Ross.
18-06-2012, 06:44 PM
Very nice Greg, definititely aperture rule, I love the details you were able to catch!
18-06-2012, 06:55 PM
Yes it does and that was all at 2x2 binning as well.
26-06-2012, 11:26 AM
When you do a Ha and SII combine whow are you mapping them to rgb channels ?
26-06-2012, 03:36 PM
Ha= red O111= blue, green= (Ha + O111)/2.
27-06-2012, 02:15 AM
WOW, what a subject ... never seen ... i like so much ...
Very nice Greg..
All the best,
27-06-2012, 04:27 PM
I am glad to return the flow after all your fabulous images you have posted!
27-06-2012, 04:55 PM
Great result Greg .. the lower right of the image looks like a huge fire burning ... very nice target selection.
27-06-2012, 06:08 PM
Great shot Greg!
29-06-2012, 07:41 AM
Very nicely done Greg,
29-06-2012, 05:22 PM
Thanks very much Steve. I am glad you liked it.
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