3 nights in a row…..out last night and imaged – IC 405 (also known as the Flaming Star Nebula, SH 2-229, or Caldwell 31) is an emission and reflection nebula in the constellation Auriga, surrounding the bluish star AE Aurigae.
Here is my attempt at the owl nebula during a full moon night. This image was achieved by using the optolong OIII filter as well as the lenhance filter.
Out in the garden again last night
The Double Cluster consists of the open clusters NGC 869 and NGC 884, which are close together in the constellation Perseus. Both visible with the naked eye, NGC 869 and NGC 884 lie at a distance of 7,500 light years.
Taken last night from the garden. NGC1499 – California Nebula.
The California Nebula is an intense hydrogen emission nebula located in the constellation Perseus. This iconic deep-sky object has been ignited by energetic starlight that has ionized its nebular gas composition. Its 1,000 light years from earth.
Watched the Mars Perseverance landing with the boys on Thursday, both very excited!
Luke has made a solar rover and (thanks to Heather’s suggestion) we emailed a photo to NASA and they have put it on the children’s page, together with his question, ‘Is there a faster way to get to Mars?’ He is really pleased!
I have now added luminence data – to creat Lum/H/O/O image (mapped to Lum/R/G/B channels).
This gives quite a different take on the nebula.
I then layered this image with my previously processed HOO version to create different moods of the Rosette. Which do you prefer?
LumHOO/HOO layered image, different moods:
For comparison here is my HOO version from yesterday (same as previously posted):