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broca
2013-Oct-31, 02:22 AM
Here is the latest from a (so far) 3 day stretch of clear nights!
Melotte 15 is an emission nebula with star cluster in the center of the Heart nebula located in the constellation Cassiopeia. (http://coatesastrophotography.blogspot.com/2013/10/melotte-15-in-hubble-palette.html)
Imaged from Ocala, Florida through Ha, OIII and SII filters.
20 minute exposures combined to a total of:
3 hours Ha (binned 1x1)
2 hours and 20 min OIII (binned 1x1)
2 hours and 20 min SII (binned 1x1)
Processed in Photoshop using Hubble palette
Imaging telescope: Astro-Tech 8" Ritchey-Chrétien
Imaging camera: QSI 683 wsg-8
Losmandy G-11 with Gemini II german equatorial mount
http://coatesastrophotography.com/img/s9/v88/p1001981799-3.jpg (http://coatesastrophotography.com/p840667703/h3bb90767#h3bb90767)