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!
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!
My story began more than 40 years ago looking up at the Moon with a small collapsible telescope my Father had. Encouraged by my parents, who bought me my very own telescope, a 4.5″ reflector, I began to explore the night sky from my family home backyard. Today I do astrophotography from my home in Kitchener, Ontario and also with remote telescopes located in New Mexico and Australia. Some of my images have won awards and have been featured online and in magazines.