I finished up my Lagoon Nebula narrowband exposures on this trip. See the big "natural color" Lagoon Nebula on my M8 page here.
This shooting star was from 10/9/15; I caught it on a time lapse frame.
This narrowband image features the Tulip nebula. It is the bright object on the left, also known as SH2-101, cataloged by astronomer Stewart Sharpless. Sharpless created a catalog of HII objects, many of which are good but challenging targets for amateur astronomers. I was inspired to tackle this area by Don Taylor's excellent image shown here. I need a lot more exposure to come close to what Don accomplished.
Image Details: This is a Hubble Palette narrowband image, composed of 6.5 hours total exposure: 37 * 5 min H-alpha, 18 * 5 min SII, and 23 * 5 min OIII. Image captured at Starry Nights in 2015. AP 900GTO mount, SBIG ST-8300 camera along with the Takahashi FSQ-85 "Baby Q" telescope (without the reducer). My processing techniques and workflow are discussed here.
More images of this area are on my dedicated Tulip Nebula Area page here.
I also completed capture of the area around M52 and the Bubble Nebula on the trip.
I had fun visiting the pond on this trip. The bugs were busy! See details on the above on my green darners page here.
This is from the Fall 2015 trip to the Starry Nights B&B in Wimberley TX. It shows the North American Nebula & Pelican Nebula areas in the middle, with the Butterfly Nebula area to the right. Image Details: Nikon D810A camera, Nikon 85mm f1.8 lens at f4.5, about 3 hours total exposure (35 * 5 minutes).
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