TerryMcK Posted March 2, 2021 Share Posted March 2, 2021 (edited) End of February and start of March 2021 was surprisingly clear in the UK especially around the Jousting Tent Observatory. I am still in progress on this but have done two renditions of the Elephant Trunk, one a bit like what we see a lot Ha mapped to red and the other done in SHO with some none standard colour manipulation. On both of the images I have tried to emphasize the head and trunk with a little of the surrounding areas. Scope: William Optics ZS103 with x0.8 flattener Camera: ZWO ASI183MM Ha 49 x 360 second, gain 111, offset 8 OIII 42 x 360 second, gain 111, offset 8 SII 42 x 360 second, gain 111, offset 8 Total integration time (so far) is 13.3 hours from Bortle 7/8 with almost full moon both nights. However the target was almost 180 degrees away this time so nothing lost of the OIII/SII. I did have an issue with a neighbouring tree creeping in to the guide scope but I dodged a bullet. I intend to make this more of a wider field as the bit above the head was cut off in integration. So the FOV will be almost 1/2 as tall again. I will have a play around with the PI script WBPP V2.02 script to see if I can adjust it. Or maybe just use APP which I know will do it. Processed with PixInsight, Photoshop CC2021 and the fantastic Topaz Denoise AI. The first one here is HSO Edited March 2, 2021 by TerryMcK 7 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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