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NGC 3372 Carina Nebula, Narrowband HST Palette | by schmitzcory
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NGC 3372 Carina Nebula, Narrowband HST Palette

This is my first attempt at rendering a Hubble Space Telescope (HST) palette image using narrowband data acquired with our QSI683 CCD and Astrodon 5nm narrowband filters.

 

Data acquired in our driveway in Johannesburg, South Africa, Ha was shot during a nearly full moon, OIII and SII were shot with no moon.

 

Image details:

 

Ha

17x 10 minutes

170 minutes

 

OIII

10x 10 minutes

100 minutes

 

SII

10x 10 minutes

100 minutes

 

Calibrated / reduced with bias, dark, and flat frames

 

Equipment details:

 

Officina Stellare Hiper APO 105

QSI683ws8 CCD

Astrodon Series 2 5nm narrowband filters (Ha / OIII / SII)

Officina Stellare 0.75 focal reducer/field flattener

Celestron AdvancedVX and CGEM DX mounts

50mm finder/guider

Orion SSAG

 

Software:

 

Acquisition and focusing with Sequence Generator Lite

Guiding with PhD

Reduction, integration and post-processing with PixInsight

  

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Taken on March 5, 2014