Tagged: Narrowband - Adam Lundie - Eatons Hill Observatory

Tagged: Narrowband

Gabriela Mistral Nebula thumbnail
The Gabriela Mistral Nebula lies close to the Carina Nebula ~7500 light years distant in the far-southern sky. This image is a narrowband representation showing glowing ionised gasses, Hydrogen-alpha (orange), Sulfur-II (red), and Oxygen-III (blue).

Waves of Vela thumbnail
The Vela Supernova Remnant is an expanding bubble of ionized gas 800 light years away, caused by a supernova explosion 12000 years ago. This image is a small section of the bubble, presented as a narrowband combination of light emitted by Hydrogen alpha, Sulfur II and Oxygen III.

Robins Egg Nebula thumbnail
NGC 1360 is known as the Robin's Egg Nebula, primarily due to its blue hue from strong oxygen-III emissions. It is a diffuse planetary nebula 1794 light years away. Presented is a narrowband image with H-alpha emissions mapped to red, and OIII emissions mapped to both green and blue (HOO palette).

NGC 2736 - The Pencil Nebula thumbnail
NGC 2736, known as the Pencil Nebula is a part of the supernova remnants from the Vela pulsar, 815 light years away.

Narrowband Helix Nebula thumbnail
I've already done the Helix Nebula in natural colour, so I've imaged it again in narrowband. Lots of H-alpha and Oxygen-III, but barely any Sulfur-II.

Eagle Nebula thumbnail
The Eagle Nebula is located 7000 light years away and is home to the famous "Pillars of Creation", shown in the centre of this image. This photograph is presented in the Hubble narrowband palette, which shows the distrubution of Hydrogen (green), Oxygen (blue), and Sulfur (red) gasses.

Astronomy as Art - The Many Faces of Narrowband thumbnail
Narrowband images are rarely presented as true color light. When imaging in narrowband, colors are assigned to each channel based on the specific emission lines captured. One of the most common choices is the SHO Hubble Pallet, but the choices for mixing colors are endless. Here are 9 examples of how an image of a planetary nebula may be colored.

NGC6357 in Narrowband thumbnail
NGC 6357 is a diffuse nebula in the constellation Scorpius. The nebula contains many proto-stars shielded by dark disks of gas, and young stars wrapped in expanding gases. It is also known as the Lobster Nebula. Presented is a narrowband SHO photograph in the Hubble Space Telescope palette.

First Narrowband, Difficult Subject: Planetary Nebula Sh2-313 thumbnail
For my first foray into narrowband imaging, I have chosen a very dim & difficult target: planetary nebula Sh2-313, also known as Abell 35 and PK 303+40.1