Iris Nebula, photo by James Canning

This Iris image's apparent mottling is due to the hydrogen haze around it. You can make out a faint reddish color, especially close to the nebula. This red color was somewhat reduced by the LP filter I used, which is a kind of turquoise shade, it's an Astronomic LF3-V4. But the filter was absolutely necessary. SkyWatcher 120mm Esprit, PHD2, 165mm guide scope with PHD2. 137 dithered subs of 70 seconds each, also darks, flats and darkflats. Captured with Nina (Nighttime Imaging 'N' Astronomy), processed in Deep Sky Stacker 64 bit and PixInsight.

Dan Kuchta - IC 342 Hidden Galaxy

James Canning - Helix Nebula

M51, Gary Opitz

I imaged with my 5.5 inch refractor at prime focus f/7 with my ZWO 1600 mono camera. The luminosity component consists of 194 sub-exposures of 90 seconds each from three separate nights. The color component consists of 40 green, 49 red, and 64 blue filter sub-exposures of 120 seconds each shot over four nights.

Abell 33 Planetary Nebula, by Andy Chapman


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