Category Archives: Astrophotography

Outskirts of Carina

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NGC 3324, IC 2599 Open Cluster and Emission Nebula in the Outskirts of the Carina Nebula – IAS Remote, Hakos, Namibia – Feb 2023 – SHO w/RGB Stars v1

NGC 3324 / IC 2599, an open cluster and emission nebula in the Outskirts of the Carina Nebula, imaged as narrowband data using the SHO Hubble palette with added RGB stars at the IAS Remote Observatory Hakos, Namibia.

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The Dragons of Ara

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Dragons of Ara – NGC 6188 and 6193 – Emission Nebula and Open Cluster in Ara – IAS Hakos, Namibia – Apr/May 2022 v1

Final installment of the OSC data from April/May, taken at the IAS Observatory Hakos, Namibia. Somewhat well-known objects in the southern sky, NGC 6188 and 6193, imaged as a two panel mosaic.

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RCW 32 – Gum 15

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RCW 32 – Gum 15 – Emission Nebula in Vela – IAS Hakos, Namibia – Apr 2022 v1a

Another image from April at the IAS Observatory Hakos, Namibia. Designated RCW 32 or Gum 15, an emission nebula in the constellation Vela.

Meanwhile I started using PixInsight’s new Weighted Batch PreProcessor (WBPP), with the option to split the R, G, B channels in the Debayer process and align / integrate the channels separately. This really improves image quality with OSC and using WBPP takes over the otherwise tedious manual process.

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