I was intrigued by Dylan O’Donnell’s video about using narrowband and broadband data to produce a more natural looking hybrid image of emission nebula objects. Specifically the use of H-alpha, Green and Oxygen III. As coined by Dylan – HaGO!

HaGO IC1396 Elephant's Trunk Nebula
The HaGO palette was used to produce this image of IC1396.

So I set out to collect some data using my Esprit 100 triplet refractor and the QHY268M cooled cmos camer. My test object was the Elephant Trunk nebula IC1396. I collected nearly 7 hours of data using Optolong Ha, green and OIII filters. I then used PixInsight to combine these light channels and produce the final image. 

Below is a video I made about the HaGO palette with more details.

What do you think of my HaGO image? Commment below!

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