Archive for August, 2007

Brooms and Razors

Sunday, August 19th, 2007

The following images are of the western portion of the Veil Nebula (NGC6960), also known as the Witch’s Broom, and were taken this last Friday and Saturday night. No flats were used, as the CCD or the filter fogged over before I had a chance to take them on Friday night, and operator error resulted […]

My First Narrow Band M27

Thursday, August 16th, 2007

The following pseudo RGB image of M27 was composed using Ha (1) : OIII (1) : OIII (.7) Ha (.3), with a SII layer screened over the top to obtain mostly white stars. Exposures were Ha (7×10min), OIII (5×10min), SII (8×10min). DDP was applied.