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.
IAS – International Amateuersternwarte e.V. – Hakos Observatory, Namibia Test of IAS remote telescope “Klein-Lukas” Remote team: F. Hund, J. Obstfelder, L. Demetz, M. Mushardt, T. Klemmer, T. Winterer, M. Junius Takahashi Epsilon 160, 10Micron GM3000 HPS, QHY268M, Chroma LRGB filters 210 x L, 64 x R, 70 x G, 62 x B, 60s each, mode 1, gain 56, offset 30, -10C, 4 x 20 skyflats, 12 darks Total time: 24360s / 6h46 Data calibration/integration: PixInsight Image processing: PixInsight, Photoshop, Lightroom
A completely clear night – not that many of them lately – provided several hours of H-alpha to catch the nebulosities above. Meanwhile I switched from the Optolong LRGBSHO filter set to the new Baader CMOS-optimized filters. At least H-alpha seems to work better in the combination with the Esprit 100 ED and QHY 268M, but still some problems with the flats.
Because it’s that time of year … a fresh shot at a very familiar target during two clear nights in October. Ha, L, R, G, B with the QHY268M, but still facing problems with the Esprit and the Optolong filters.