Daily Archives: December 24, 2014

IC 1848, Soul Nebula, Narrowband Hubble Palette, Infrared Composite Starless Image

24дек_2 редакт
IC 1848, Soul Nebula, Narrowband Hubble Palette, Infrared Composite Starless Image

PLATE SOLVE
Center (RA, Dec): (43.479, 60.506)
Center (RA, hms): 02h 53m 55.052s
Center (Dec, dms): +60° 30′ 20.050″
Size: 1.33 x 1.25 deg
Radius: 0.912 deg
Pixel scale: 1.22 arcsec/pixel
Orientation: Up is -2.28 degrees E of N

This is a starless composite image using the tone map layer from my earlier post of the Soul Nebula as the color layer:

24дек_1, ориг

And a greyscale version of an infrared (IR) image from NASA’s Spitzer Space Telescope (Credit NASA/JPL-Caltech/L Allen and X. Koenig, Harvard-Smithsonian CfA http://www.spitzer.caltech.edu/images/1953-ssc2008-15a1-W5-Star-Formation-Region ) as the luminosity layer. The IR image highlights the star-forming regions.

Imaging telescopes or lenses: Astro-Physics AP 130mm f/6.3 Starfire EDF

Imaging cameras: SBIG STXL-11002/FW8G-STXL
Mounts: Astro-Physics Mach1AP GTO with GTOCP3
Guiding telescopes or lenses: Astro-Physics AP 130mm f/6.3 Starfire EDF
Guiding cameras: SBIG STXL-11002/FW8G-STXL
Focal reducers: Astro-Physics AP 2.7″ Prime Focus Field Flattener 67PF462
Software: Pixinsight 1.8, Photoshop CS5, Maxim DL Pro 5
Filters: Astrodon 3nm SII, Astrodon 3nm OIII, Astrodon H-alpha 3 nm
Resolution: 4599×5981
Dates: Nov. 7, 2013, Oct. 8, 2014
Frames:
Astrodon 3nm OIII: 12×900″ bin 2×2
Astrodon 3nm SII: 12×900″ bin 2×2
Astrodon H-alpha 3 nm: 33×900″ bin 1×1
Integration: 14.2 hours
Avg. Moon age: 9.05 days
Avg. Moon phase: 57.73%
RA center: 43.474 degrees
DEC center: 60.388 degrees
Pixel scale: 1.074 arcsec/pixel
Orientation: -1.149 degrees
Field radius: 1.125 degrees
Locations: My back deck, Glen Ellyn, IL, United States
Eric Coles (coles44)