Sunday, October 23, 2016

IC 1318 - Narrowband enhanced

I wanted to see if and how my image of IC 1318 could be improved with Narrowband (Ha and OIII) data:

Which is a big improvement compared to the original. When zoomed in, the improvement in color and detail are quite amazing:
Narrowband-enhanced

Pure LRGB

Narrowband-enhanced

Pure LRGB

I took 440 minutes of HA data and 720 minutes of OIII from our backyard. I then used a tutorial from LightVortexAstronomy to fold these in.