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M65 and M66 with Halpha | by Trois_Merlettes
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M65 and M66 with Halpha

M66 is actively producing new stars due to tidal waves from a previuos encounter with another galaxy. It is shown with an LRGB shot where H alpha frames have been added to both the luminance and the red layer. The bright red zone are the star nursing zones very similar to the great Orion nebula in our Milky Way.

C11-HD, STL 11km, G11

Total exposure 13 hours in 10' subs

LHa RHa G B 7h20' for LRGB + 5h40' with an Halpha filter (6nm)

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Uploaded on March 28, 2012