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— Fred Hoyle

nebula

nebulosity near Sadr (Cygnus)

nebulosity near Sadr (Cygnus)

Two hour h-alpha image of nebulosity near Sadr, the central star in Cygnus TOA-130 at F/7 and SXVH9 camera.

Bubble

Bubble

The bubble nebula between Cepheus and Cassiopea this late October. One hour image in H-Alpha light. Twenty minutes each in Red Green and blue light.

the little ghost of Cassiopea

the little ghost of Cassiopea

Nebula near Caph in Cassiopea taken one week  before Halloween..

The Cave

The Cave

The Cave Nebula last night in Cepheus.

Pelican Island

Pelican Island

Section of nebulosity between the N. American and the Pelican. 1 hour h-alpha and sixty minutes total combined RGB. 5" f/7 refractor, SXHV9 Starlight camera.

Pelican Nebula-Red

Pelican Nebula-Red

With the weather keeping us from the much desired clear skies, need to fill in the open time space by playing with our images. This is the Pelican in Ha (Red) with some green and blue adjustments. Nothing else to do but experiment in Photoshop.

M27 in Hydrogen Alpha light

M27 in   Hydrogen Alpha light

M27 as seem in Hydrogen Alpha Light Sept 2nd 2011.

Dumbbell

Dumbbell

Dumbell on Sept 1 & 2 2011.

Blue central star the source of this planetary??

NGC6992 part of

NGC6992 part of

This is a combined 70 min image of NGC6992 and is only part of the entire nebula. It is located in the constellation Cygnus. I was playing around with CMY and Ha filters (photoshop color not always what one wants). The image is combined Lum 30min, Ha 10min, Cyan 10 min, Magenta 10min and Yellow 10min. Using these filters can produce odd looking color images. In most cases the nebula is shown in mostly red, usually using RGB filters.

Orion Nebula

Orion Nebula

NGC 1976:    151 Ha images combined, false color, crop image, taken from Whiting, NJ,  January 5, 2010 at  00:30 am. following a night of observation and imaging of M81