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PostPosted: Mon May 11, 2009 9:17 pm 
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Noel Carboni has just processed this old Hyperstar III data taken at the end of last year.

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PostPosted: Mon May 11, 2009 10:12 pm 
Still rocking the universe as I can see 8) Great shot the red is absolutely gorgeous!


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PostPosted: Tue May 12, 2009 6:38 am 
Great shot.
Is this a visible light photograph or false colour?


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PostPosted: Tue May 12, 2009 8:35 am 
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Hi Greg,

That has to be one of my favourites. But it's funny the way the eyes play tricks on you - for me the nebula looks as though it's peeping through a gap in the stars whereas, of course, it's the nebula is nearer than most of the stars and is obscuring a good number of them.

The only trouble is that we'll now have to buy the second edition of your book Star Vistas to get this image in a bound volume. :)

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To think that this is above our heads and you and Noel made it visible is great.

Last Sunday I googled your common book "Star Vistas" and found some information that you are cooling your camera in the fridge for a better performance. That was interesting.

Lately I got a bit more interested in taking photos of the night sky - totally amateurishly - with the cheap 11 MP camera of my niece and discovered for the first time in my life that there are actually galaxies even above me. The result was completely small and pixely but they are out there!
Never saw that before or thought I would just as you described on one of your pages.

And looking at your photos is giving me more and more awe for life.

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Thank you everyone - glad you like it :D
This is a true (RGB) colour image. On the whole the images you see from Hubble are false colour. Emission nebulae are deep red, and reflection nebulae are blue.
Don't believe everything you read :D No - my camera doesn't go in the fridge :shock: :shock: I have a standard CCD imaging chip which has been modified by putting a Peltier effect cooler on the back to keep it cold. These are standard astronomical CCDs and mine is manufactured by Starlight Xpress in the U.K.
Although this particular image of the Cone won't appear until SVII comes out, there is a BIG widefield image of the Cone and Christmas tree cluster in SVI - and it's on the back cover as well :D :D
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