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moonshinegnomie

(2,438 posts)
Thu Nov 23, 2023, 01:16 PM Nov 2023

the spaghetti nebula

i used a telescope.live remote scope in spain for the data and then processed it in pixinsight (the software i use for astro work) and photoshop

6 hours of data using hydrogen,sulfur and oxygen to bring out different details in the nebula and then i combined the 3 sets of data into whats called the SHO pallet which is what the hubble uses. basically sulfur gets mapped to red,hydrogen to green and oxygen to blue

the actual nebula is about 3000 light years away. it was formed when a masive star went supernova about 40,000 years ago. the nebula is lit from the remnants of the star that exploded,which is now a neutron star about the mass of teh sun but only about 10 miles in diameter.

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the spaghetti nebula (Original Post) moonshinegnomie Nov 2023 OP
Beautiful! umroman Nov 2023 #1
Awesome enough Nov 2023 #2
Thanks for sharing this great image! CaliforniaPeggy Nov 2023 #3
🙏 dweller Nov 2023 #4
im an ordained FSM minister moonshinegnomie Nov 2023 #10
Blowing my mind Bundbuster Nov 2023 #5
Gorgeous. byronius Nov 2023 #6
I don't understand how you did this, brer cat Nov 2023 #7
Magnificent! BigOleDummy Nov 2023 #8
this is with a Takahashi FSQ-106ED moonshinegnomie Nov 2023 #9
Thank you BigOleDummy Nov 2023 #11
So how big is this cluster of bubbles? 4dog Nov 2023 #12
Cluster of bubbles! ShazzieB Nov 2023 #14
about 160 light years across moonshinegnomie Nov 2023 #13

moonshinegnomie

(2,438 posts)
9. this is with a Takahashi FSQ-106ED
Thu Nov 23, 2023, 03:55 PM
Nov 2023

its a 106mm scope with a focal length of 382mm at f3.6
the actual scope is located in spain but telescope.live lets me either download the raw data from an object if they already shot it or else i can pick the target,individual exposure length,number of exposures ,filters etc and then use that data instead.

The data comes in a set of files in FIT format which is a standard astrophotography format. I then stack and process them however i choose

BigOleDummy

(2,270 posts)
11. Thank you
Thu Nov 23, 2023, 05:13 PM
Nov 2023

My brother in law is a astrophotographer and I want to show him this when I see him next. I'm sure he'd want to know about thw scope etc. Thank you again for answering.

4dog

(503 posts)
12. So how big is this cluster of bubbles?
Thu Nov 23, 2023, 08:07 PM
Nov 2023

In fractional degrees/seconds, radians, or light years, as convenient.

ShazzieB

(16,342 posts)
14. Cluster of bubbles!
Fri Nov 24, 2023, 06:31 PM
Nov 2023

I had the exact same reaction, because that's exactly what it looks like to me.

It's a truly stunning photo.

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