UPDATE (Dec 4, 2017)
Did a little bit of re processing to my old data and I was actually surprised of the result. Compared to the images I got previously, this one is really good specially the colors. This means that day by day my processing skills are getting better.
My first try was about a week ago and capturing only 3 hours of data, 1 hour for Ha, 1 for S2 and 1 for O3. Everything when fine but I was struggling with processing as I cannot get the gold come out. I have done a series of good processing with the same data and the result was okay. The the Elephant Trunk Nebula was a good example. Another will be the Cygnus Wall and the Veil Nebula.
So last night I went to get more data and increasing it to 18 frames for the 3 narrowband channel with 300 seconds each. The image above has a total of 30 frames per channel. It turned out okay and learned a couple of things again in post processing in PixInsight and Photoshop.
Here are some of the detail including the telescope and camera I used.
- Orion ED80T-CF
- ZWO ASI 1600MM-Cool
- ZWO EFW
- Orion Narrowband Filters
- Celestron AVX Mount
- Orion 80 ShortTube (Guiding)
- Orion SSAG Camera (Guiding)
- Sequence Generator Pro
- Stellarium Scope + Stellarium
- PixInsight 1.8
- Photoshop CC2017
Also below are some of the initial version of the photo