M42 (Orion Nebula) Imaged using the CFHT palette

M42 (Orion Nebula) Imaged using the CFHT palette by Ray Palmer.

M42 (Orion Nebula) Imaged using the CFHT palette by Ray Palmer.

Ray Palmer

Ponteland, Northumberland

Skywatcher 80ED evostar on EQ6 pro mount. Guidance via altair-astro miniguider with phd. Baader Ha , SII and oIII filters (20 x 5mins subs for each channel.Post-processing carried out using Pixinsight and Photoshop CS5 with CFHT mapping as follows; Ha(Lum), Ha=Red, Oiii=green, Sii= Blue.

M42 and running man nebula using narrowband filters processed according to the CFHT palette. Taken from my Pulsar observatory in Ponteland, Northumberland.
It never fails to amaze me the detail which can be obtained from this object using narrowband data – even in the presence of light pollution.

2016-02-05T00:00:00

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