The Horsehead Nebula (also known as Barnard 33) is a dark nebula in the constellation of Orion. The nebula is located just to the south of the start Alnitak, which is the farthest east on Orion’s Belt and is part of the larger Orion Molecular Cloud Complex.
Taken under two hours of total integration time and yet was able to come up with a very good detail of the nebulosity. Also this was a quick and dirty processing, nothing special in PinInsight and not even processed in Photoshop. All was done with this image is just a simple PixelMath for combining the images from Ha and S2 filter data. Will update this post as I’m still collecting data.
I recently purchased the Tamron 18-400mm F/3.5-6.3 Di II VC HLD lens for my canon. I tested it using the SL1 and 7D that has the cropped sensor. I was amazed with the result and it’s truly at 22.2x zoom.
This is becoming my another favorite. I’ve struggled with capturing and processing this object, partly because of weather and because of equipment malfunction. The first try was good enough but I realized the sulfur-2 data was bad and processing made it like a nightmare because of all the stars.
The Wizard Nebula is located some 7200 light years away and is surrounded by developing star clusters. With this latest image, instead of removing the stars, I felt like the stars are actually making the image really look different, different from others. I love the color of the stars and see the dust lanes glowing because of the starlight.
The EQFocuser started as a DIY project powered by Arduino and ASCOM. It is completely compliant with ASCOM and so far this is the focuser that I’m using with my telescopes. I have a couple of variations that are using different types of motor depending on the need. The project is open source and you can download the drivers and sketch files here https://github.com/EverettQuebral/EQFocuser
The image below was corrected using PixInsight’s Deconvolution to fix/correct the raw data that was later added as Luminance frame for the SHO combination. Also the combined imaged was later exported to Photoshop CC2018 with a little bit of Smart Sharpen filter. Overall the image looked clearer and have more detail than the previous two.
So far the image below is my favorite that I actually ordered a 24×30 canvas print. The result was very easy to the eyes and really loved the combination of blue and gold.
This image depicts a very fire’y core of the nebula, while the bluish clouds are perfect for blending in the background. Didn’t do much on this as it is very well seen in the star halos (magenta) and the background gradient fix actually made the image worst, but this image was invited to the Flickr’s Explore Gallery where it got a lot of Fave’s