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General Category => Astronomy & Space => Topic started by: Carl O Beirnes on October 29, 2009, 10:53:02 pm



Title: The Bubble Nebula & M52
Post by: Carl O Beirnes on October 29, 2009, 10:53:02 pm
Hi all,

Hope everyone is keeping well

Here is an image I've been trying to get since August but with the way the weather has been it has taking months to get the data for the image. The H Alpha Luminance is around 10 hours exposure over a few nights and the RGB is 2 hours on each channel

I had a little problem with the spacer on the field flattener when I was imaging back then. But the flattener is fixed since taking this image. This is the reason for the eggy stars on M52. I hate getting eggy stars a well they won't be in my next image. Anyway hope you like the image please click on the image to enlarge.

http://www.webtreatz.com/gallery/displayimage.php?pos=-64

All comments welcome,
Carl.


Title: Re: The Bubble Nebula & M52
Post by: jgs001 on October 30, 2009, 12:36:32 am
Superb image Carl, excellent work....

there's a problem with the link... it's got broken up somehow...


Title: Re: The Bubble Nebula & M52
Post by: Carl O Beirnes on October 30, 2009, 10:51:50 am
there's a problem with the link... it's got broken up somehow...

Thanks for the heads up on the link John and your comments

Carl.



Title: Re: The Bubble Nebula & M52
Post by: Paul on October 30, 2009, 11:02:06 am
Very good work Carl - compares well with today's APOD http://antwrp.gsfc.nasa.gov/apod/astropix.html which looks to have taken in somewhat more transparent conditions!

Paul.


Title: Re: The Bubble Nebula & M52
Post by: Carl O Beirnes on October 30, 2009, 11:27:02 am
Hi Paul,

That is the thing I miss most is those sharp crisp clear nights witch don't come along very often.

Carl.


Title: Re: The Bubble Nebula & M52
Post by: markt on October 30, 2009, 07:21:51 pm
Wow!  Very nice!  8)


Title: Re: The Bubble Nebula & M52
Post by: martinastro on October 30, 2009, 07:39:10 pm
Stunning image Carl...you must have been battling with the weather to get the clear sky for that wonderful image. Beautiful top quality image  :)