Tag Archives: QHY

The Wizard Nebula NGC 7380

wizard nebula ngc 7380

The Wizard Nebula NGC 7380 is shown in this image comprised of 15 hours of data. The Wizard Nebula NGC 7380 is located in the constellation of Cepheus. It gets its name from the wizard with a tall cap like appearance within the structure of the nebula. NGC 7380 is located 7000 light years from […]

Optolong L-eXtreme filter for Astrophotography

L-extreme Optolong

An image of the Elephant’s Trunk nebula in IC1396 taken with the Optolong L-eXtreme filter. The Optolong L-eXtreme filter for astrophotography is dual band, allowing one shot colour cameras (OSC) to capture H-alpha and Oxygen III wavelengths at the same time. I was fortunate enough to have Optolong send me an L-eXtreme filter for testing. […]

Quasi Hubble Palette processing in Pixinsight

A quasi Hubble Palette image of the Cygnus Wall in the North America Nebula. As I mentioned in a recent post, I’ve been experimenting using OSC data to recreate a Hubble palette look to my images. Normally Hubble Palette is done using a monochrome camera and individual filters, H-alpha, Oxygen III and Sulfur II. Although […]

The Cygnus Wall in NGC 7000

Starless version of Cygnus Wall image

In June 2020 I pointed the Skywatcher Esprit 100 and new QHY268C camera at the Cygnus Wall for 5 nights. We had a run of clear nights in a row and it was also around new Moon which made it even better. I was able to get 23 hours total data. This is what I captured! This is […]