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SH2-132 The Lion Nebula
This is one of those astronomy targets where I cannot quite make out the relationship between the name and the visual appearance of the object, but nevertheless this is SH2-132 or commonly known as The Lion Nebula.
I think the dark lines near the two dark areas may represent the lions mouth like an upside down Y, but who knows. This region is rich in HII, but also very rich in OIII as you can see by the blue in the image. I have produced both the HOO (Hydrogen Alpha+Oxygen III + Oxygen III as RGB) and the Hubble Palette SHO (Sulphur Dioxide II + Hydrogen Alpha + Oxygen III as RGB)
Acquisition Dates: Aug. 9, 2022 · Aug. 20, 2022 · Sept. 17, 2022 · Sept. 19, 2022 · Sept. 25, 2022 · Sept. 28, 2022 · Sept. 29, 2022 · Sept. 30, 2022 · Oct. 6, 2022 · Oct. 8, 2022 · Nov. 4, 2022 · Nov. 17, 2022 · Nov. 19, 2022
Baader H-alpha Highspeed(f/2) 50 mm: 101×150″(4h 12′ 30″) (gain: 100.00) -10°C bin 1×1
Baader O-III Highspeed(f/2) 50 mm: 101×150″(4h 12′ 30″) (gain: 100.00) -10°C bin 1×1
Baader S-II Highspeed(f/2) 50 mm: 101×150″(4h 12′ 30″) (gain: 100.00) -10°C bin 1×1
Integration: 8h 25′ for the HOO and 12h 37′ 30″ for the SHO
SHO Full Res Image: https://www.astrobin.com/full/thrnge/0/
HOO Full Res Image: https://www.astrobin.com/full/nf9g22/0/
Imaging Camera: ZWO ASI Cameras ZWO Astronomy CamerasASI6200MM Pro Gain 100 -10C
Imaging Scope: Sharpstar Optics 20032PNT F3.2 Paraboloid Astrograph
Filters: Baader Planetarium Ultra Fast, Ultra Narrow Ha, OIII and SII 50.4mm filters
Filterwheel: ZWO ASI Cameras ZWO Astronomy Cameras 7x EFW
Guide Camera: ZWO ASI Cameras ZWO Astronomy Cameras ASI290MM
Mount: Sky-Watcher EQ8 Pro German Equatorial Mount
Auto Focuser: Primalucelab Sesto Senso2
Environmental conditions: Primalucelab ECCO2
Observatory Control: PrimaLuceLab Eagle Eagle 4 Pro
Roof Control: Talon RoR
Image Acquisition: Main Sequence Software Sequence Generator Pro
Image Calibration and Stacking: Astro Pixel Processor
Image Processing: PixInsight, EZ Processing Suite and StarExterminator
Absolutely wonderful and thank you for sharing! Love to see the details of how it was taken as well. 🙂
@vincent-mod Thanks, almost finished processing my next image too, watch this space....pun intended 😀
This is one of those astronomy targets where I cannot quite make out the relationship between the name and the visual appearance of the object . . .
Here is your picture I have copied and used Photoshop to show where Lion is:
sometimes need to have really good imagination to figure out why some objects called as they are.
This is the whole of the Lion nebula