Wednesday, November 12, 2008

The Experiments Continue...

It was a full moon, so I decided to see what my Omega OIII filter would do on my Orion DSCI. This is a one-shot color camera, and should show if there was any leaks of any other color frequencies besides the teal color of Triple Ionized Oxygen (OIII) which it was designed to pass. I shot this image through my new Celestron SC-6 at F5, guided by my ST-80. It is 19 ninety second images median combined.

It is a very interesting result, and shows a bit more detail than I expected. It also shows some red leaking through at the Hydrogen Alpha (HA) range, but not a lot. I wonder what several hours worth of images would look like using this filter set-up.

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