Iris Nebula


Bill Long
 

Hi Friends,

While I am trying to step away from backyard imaging, I did some testing of gear the other night and got about 3 hours of data on the Iris Nebula in my LP rats nest of a backyard. 


I used the Mach 2 and my Takahashi Epsilon reflector scope. Unguided with APCC. I used the high gain mode on the camera, so the center star is completely blown out. I was trying to get the dust to pop though, and I think that came out pretty well.

Have a look. I am working on my remote site now, but will from time to time share some of my test data in the yard. 

Take care friends.

-Bill 


AaronW
 

Beautiful.  Would never have guessed this is only 3 hours.  What Bortle scale are these skies?  I’m trying to figure out what’s possible for me in broadband from Bortle 7…

On Jul 3, 2022, at 10:53, Bill Long <bill@...> wrote:


Hi Friends,

While I am trying to step away from backyard imaging, I did some testing of gear the other night and got about 3 hours of data on the Iris Nebula in my LP rats nest of a backyard. 


I used the Mach 2 and my Takahashi Epsilon reflector scope. Unguided with APCC. I used the high gain mode on the camera, so the center star is completely blown out. I was trying to get the dust to pop though, and I think that came out pretty well.

Have a look. I am working on my remote site now, but will from time to time share some of my test data in the yard. 

Take care friends.

-Bill 


Bill Long
 

Bortle 5/6. 

From: main@ap-gto.groups.io <main@ap-gto.groups.io> on behalf of AaronW <aaron.wilhelm@...>
Sent: Sunday, July 3, 2022 3:36 AM
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Subject: Re: [ap-gto] Iris Nebula
 
Beautiful.  Would never have guessed this is only 3 hours.  What Bortle scale are these skies?  I’m trying to figure out what’s possible for me in broadband from Bortle 7…

On Jul 3, 2022, at 10:53, Bill Long <bill@...> wrote:


Hi Friends,

While I am trying to step away from backyard imaging, I did some testing of gear the other night and got about 3 hours of data on the Iris Nebula in my LP rats nest of a backyard. 


I used the Mach 2 and my Takahashi Epsilon reflector scope. Unguided with APCC. I used the high gain mode on the camera, so the center star is completely blown out. I was trying to get the dust to pop though, and I think that came out pretty well.

Have a look. I am working on my remote site now, but will from time to time share some of my test data in the yard. 

Take care friends.

-Bill 


midmoastro
 

Looks great, Bill. I love my Mach2 ;-)
Todd


Bill Long
 

Great mount!



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Sent: Sunday, July 3, 2022 11:20 AM
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Subject: Re: [ap-gto] Iris Nebula
 
Looks great, Bill. I love my Mach2 ;-)
Todd


Bill Long
 

I fully reprocessed the data


Much happier with this result. 


From: main@ap-gto.groups.io <main@ap-gto.groups.io> on behalf of AaronW <aaron.wilhelm@...>
Sent: Sunday, July 3, 2022 3:36 AM
To: main@ap-gto.groups.io <main@ap-gto.groups.io>
Subject: Re: [ap-gto] Iris Nebula
 
Beautiful.  Would never have guessed this is only 3 hours.  What Bortle scale are these skies?  I’m trying to figure out what’s possible for me in broadband from Bortle 7…

On Jul 3, 2022, at 10:53, Bill Long <bill@...> wrote:


Hi Friends,

While I am trying to step away from backyard imaging, I did some testing of gear the other night and got about 3 hours of data on the Iris Nebula in my LP rats nest of a backyard. 


I used the Mach 2 and my Takahashi Epsilon reflector scope. Unguided with APCC. I used the high gain mode on the camera, so the center star is completely blown out. I was trying to get the dust to pop though, and I think that came out pretty well.

Have a look. I am working on my remote site now, but will from time to time share some of my test data in the yard. 

Take care friends.

-Bill 


midmoastro
 

some great looking 3D detail going on there. nice work on the processing!
Todd


Karen Christen
 

Wow, that’s gorgeous, Bill.

Karen

AP

 

From: main@ap-gto.groups.io <main@ap-gto.groups.io> On Behalf Of Bill Long
Sent: Sunday, July 3, 2022 8:31 PM
To: main@ap-gto.groups.io
Subject: Re: [ap-gto] Iris Nebula

 

I fully reprocessed the data

 

 

Much happier with this result. 

 


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Sent: Sunday, July 3, 2022 3:36 AM
To: main@ap-gto.groups.io <main@ap-gto.groups.io>
Subject: Re: [ap-gto] Iris Nebula

 

Beautiful.  Would never have guessed this is only 3 hours.  What Bortle scale are these skies?  I’m trying to figure out what’s possible for me in broadband from Bortle 7…



On Jul 3, 2022, at 10:53, Bill Long <bill@...> wrote:



Hi Friends,

 

While I am trying to step away from backyard imaging, I did some testing of gear the other night and got about 3 hours of data on the Iris Nebula in my LP rats nest of a backyard. 

 

 

I used the Mach 2 and my Takahashi Epsilon reflector scope. Unguided with APCC. I used the high gain mode on the camera, so the center star is completely blown out. I was trying to get the dust to pop though, and I think that came out pretty well.

 

Have a look. I am working on my remote site now, but will from time to time share some of my test data in the yard. 

 

Take care friends.

 

-Bill 

 


--
Karen Christen
Astro-Physics


Bill Long
 

Thanks Karen. That Epsilon is a photon vacuum.



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Sent: Tuesday, July 5, 2022 9:22 AM
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Subject: Re: [ap-gto] Iris Nebula
 

Wow, that’s gorgeous, Bill.

Karen

AP

 

From: main@ap-gto.groups.io <main@ap-gto.groups.io> On Behalf Of Bill Long
Sent: Sunday, July 3, 2022 8:31 PM
To: main@ap-gto.groups.io
Subject: Re: [ap-gto] Iris Nebula

 

I fully reprocessed the data

 

 

Much happier with this result. 

 


From: main@ap-gto.groups.io <main@ap-gto.groups.io> on behalf of AaronW <aaron.wilhelm@...>
Sent: Sunday, July 3, 2022 3:36 AM
To: main@ap-gto.groups.io <main@ap-gto.groups.io>
Subject: Re: [ap-gto] Iris Nebula

 

Beautiful.  Would never have guessed this is only 3 hours.  What Bortle scale are these skies?  I’m trying to figure out what’s possible for me in broadband from Bortle 7…



On Jul 3, 2022, at 10:53, Bill Long <bill@...> wrote:



Hi Friends,

 

While I am trying to step away from backyard imaging, I did some testing of gear the other night and got about 3 hours of data on the Iris Nebula in my LP rats nest of a backyard. 

 

 

I used the Mach 2 and my Takahashi Epsilon reflector scope. Unguided with APCC. I used the high gain mode on the camera, so the center star is completely blown out. I was trying to get the dust to pop though, and I think that came out pretty well.

 

Have a look. I am working on my remote site now, but will from time to time share some of my test data in the yard. 

 

Take care friends.

 

-Bill 

 


--
Karen Christen
Astro-Physics


Andrea Lucchetti
 

Much better! 
Very nice

Il giorno lun 4 lug 2022 alle 03:31 Bill Long <bill@...> ha scritto:
I fully reprocessed the data


Much happier with this result. 


From: main@ap-gto.groups.io <main@ap-gto.groups.io> on behalf of AaronW <aaron.wilhelm@...>
Sent: Sunday, July 3, 2022 3:36 AM
To: main@ap-gto.groups.io <main@ap-gto.groups.io>
Subject: Re: [ap-gto] Iris Nebula
 
Beautiful.  Would never have guessed this is only 3 hours.  What Bortle scale are these skies?  I’m trying to figure out what’s possible for me in broadband from Bortle 7…

On Jul 3, 2022, at 10:53, Bill Long <bill@...> wrote:


Hi Friends,

While I am trying to step away from backyard imaging, I did some testing of gear the other night and got about 3 hours of data on the Iris Nebula in my LP rats nest of a backyard. 


I used the Mach 2 and my Takahashi Epsilon reflector scope. Unguided with APCC. I used the high gain mode on the camera, so the center star is completely blown out. I was trying to get the dust to pop though, and I think that came out pretty well.

Have a look. I am working on my remote site now, but will from time to time share some of my test data in the yard. 

Take care friends.

-Bill 


Bill Long
 

Thanks Andrea!



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Sent: Tuesday, July 5, 2022 1:59 PM
To: main@ap-gto.groups.io <main@ap-gto.groups.io>
Subject: Re: [ap-gto] Iris Nebula
 
Much better! 
Very nice

Il giorno lun 4 lug 2022 alle 03:31 Bill Long <bill@...> ha scritto:

I fully reprocessed the data


Much happier with this result. 


From: main@ap-gto.groups.io <main@ap-gto.groups.io> on behalf of AaronW <aaron.wilhelm@...>
Sent: Sunday, July 3, 2022 3:36 AM
To: main@ap-gto.groups.io <main@ap-gto.groups.io>
Subject: Re: [ap-gto] Iris Nebula
 
Beautiful.  Would never have guessed this is only 3 hours.  What Bortle scale are these skies?  I’m trying to figure out what’s possible for me in broadband from Bortle 7…

On Jul 3, 2022, at 10:53, Bill Long <bill@...> wrote:


Hi Friends,

While I am trying to step away from backyard imaging, I did some testing of gear the other night and got about 3 hours of data on the Iris Nebula in my LP rats nest of a backyard. 


I used the Mach 2 and my Takahashi Epsilon reflector scope. Unguided with APCC. I used the high gain mode on the camera, so the center star is completely blown out. I was trying to get the dust to pop though, and I think that came out pretty well.

Have a look. I am working on my remote site now, but will from time to time share some of my test data in the yard. 

Take care friends.

-Bill 


Dan_Paris
 

Spectacular image Bill with lots of signal !

regards,

Dan