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This is my SHO version of SH2-173, or commonly known as the Phantom of the Opera nebula. It's not the easiest target in the night sky. The Ha is very faint, the SII is even fainter and the OIII is non-existent. I think this target would probably suit a OSC more than a mono camera.

 

Total integration time was 27.5 hours.

SII - 109 at 300s

Ha - 116 at 300s

OIII - 102 at 300s

 

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Think you are correct on the OSC option to image this target as you’ve acquired huge amount of data and could probably get this target imaged in broadband for less integration time than the narrowband- positive it’s been a good shake down for your new setup.

Its still a impressive image and definitely see the scary phantom face. I actually like the brownish dust that flows out/in from the face almost like flaying arms and legs…..(no body though but it is a phantom after all)

Bryan

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18 hours ago, Astrobdlbug said:

Think you are correct on the OSC option to image this target as you’ve acquired huge amount of data and could probably get this target imaged in broadband for less integration time than the narrowband- positive it’s been a good shake down for your new setup.

Its still a impressive image and definitely see the scary phantom face. I actually like the brownish dust that flows out/in from the face almost like flaying arms and legs…..(no body though but it is a phantom after all)

Bryan

Thanks Bryan. Unfortunately I don't have an OSC, but I'm sure the info will be useful for someone wanting to capture this target in the future. The signal was very weak even after stacking, I stretched the life out of it to drag out what signal there was, but overall I'm quite pleased with it.

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