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Nebulae
Nebulae - DSLR and
Early CCD Images
Nebulae - 2006 Images
Nebulae - 2007 Images
Nebulae - 2008 Images
Nebulae - 2009 Images
Horsehead and Flame Nebulae - Lum
01-14-12 Fallbrook, CA
ASA DDM60 Pro, Pentax 125 SDP, Apogee
U8300, IDAS LPS filter
50 min Luminance at -30C
Stacking done in MaxIm DL 4.6
Processing done in Photoshop CS2
Horsehead and Flame Nebulae - LRGB
01-18-12 Fallbrook, CA
ASA DDM60 Pro, Pentax 125 SDP, Apogee
U8300, IDAS LPS filter
50 min Luminance at -30C + 90 min RGB color
data from 2008  (E-130 and ML8300)
Stacking done in MaxIm DL 4.6
Processing done in Photoshop CS2
NGC 2174 - Monkey Head Nebula - Lum
01-19-12 Fallbrook, CA
ASA DDM60 Pro, Pentax 125 SDP, Apogee
U8300, IDAS LPS filter
180 min Luminance at -30C
Stacking done in MaxIm DL 4.6
Processing done in Photoshop CS2
M42 Trapezium - Palomar 60" Telescope
03-22-12 Palomar Observatory, CA
Palomar 60" f/8 RC, Nikon D3
3 min at ISO 400
Image taken by Paul Gardner
Processing by Chris Hendren in Photoshop CS2
M8 and M20 - Lagoon and Trifid Nebulae
05-29-12 Fallbrook, CA
ASA DDM60 Pro, Pentax 125 SDP, Apogee
U16000, IDAS LPS filter
120 min Lum at -30C
Calibrated and stacked in MaxIm DL 5
Processed in Photoshop CS5
M17 - Swan Nebula region
06-25-12 Fallbrook, CA
ASA DDM60 Pro, Pentax 125 SDP, Apogee
U16000, IDAS LPS filter
120 min Lum at -30C
Calibrated and stacked in MaxIm DL 5
Processed in Photoshop CS5
NGC 7023 - Iris Nebula
06-25/06-26-12 Fallbrook, CA
ASA DDM60 Pro, Pentax 125 SDP, Apogee
U16000, IDAS LPS filter
390 min Lum at -30C
Calibrated and stacked in MaxIm DL 5
Processed in Photoshop CS5
B142 / B143 - Dark Nebulae in Aquila
07-17-12 Fallbrook, CA
ASA DDM60 Pro, Pentax 125 SDP, Apogee
U16000, IDAS LPS filter
140 min Lum at -30C
Calibrated and stacked in MaxIm DL 5
Processed in Photoshop CS5
NGC 7635 - Bubble Nebula - and M52
07-13-12 Fallbrook, CA
ASA DDM60 Pro, Pentax 125 SDP, Apogee
U16000, IDAS LPS filter
180 min Lum at -30C
Calibrated and stacked in MaxIm DL 5
Processed in Photoshop CS5
Nebulae - 2010 Images
Bubble Nebula / M52 LRGB
07-22-12 Fallbrook, CA
ASA DDM60 Pro, Pentax 125 SDP, Apogee
U16000, IDAS LPS filter
180 min Lum at -30C plus 60 min color data
from 2008 - 240 min total
Calibrated and stacked in MaxIm DL 5
Processed in Photoshop CS5
NGC 7000 - North America Nebula Lum
08-15-12 Fallbrook, CA
ASA DDM60 Pro, Pentax 125 SDP, Apogee
U16000, IDAS LPS filter
120 min Lum at -25C
Calibrated and stacked in MaxIm DL 5
Processed in Photoshop CS5
NGC 7000 - North America Nebula LRGB
08-15-12 Fallbrook, CA
ASA DDM60 Pro, Pentax 125 SDP, Apogee
U16000, IDAS LPS filter, Canon 5D Mk II
120 min Lum at -25C, 150 min color data from
the 5D Mk II
Calibrated and stacked in MaxIm DL 5
Processed in Photoshop CS5
Lagoon and Trifid Nebulae - M8 and M20
05-12-13 RAS GMARS site, Landers, CA
Luminance shot 05-29-12 Fallbrook, CA
ASA DDM60 Pro, Pentax 125 SDP, Apogee
U16000, Astrodon I-Series filters
120:30:30:30 min LRGB at -25C
Calibrated in MaxIm DL 5
Processing in Photoshop CS5
California Nebula
09-05-13 Grandview Campground, CA
Takahashi EM-10, Canon 5D Mk II, Canon
100-400 f/4.5-5.6L IS  lens at 300mm, f/5.6
6 X 5 min at ISO 2500
Calibrated in Nebulosity 2.3
Processing in Photoshop CS5
Orion Nebula Widefield
12-28-13 RAS GMARS site, Landers, CA
Takahashi EM-10, Canon 5D Mk II, Canon
100-400 f/4.5-5.6L IS lens at 200mm, f/5.6
10 X 5 min at ISO 1600
Calibrated in Nebulosity 2.3
Processing in Photoshop CC
IC 5070 - Pelican Nebula
06-01-14 The Nerdery Observatory, RAS
GMARS site, Landers, CA
ASA DDM60 Pro, Pentax 125 SDP, Apogee
U16000, Astrodon LRGB Gen2 filters
120:30:30:30 min LRGB at -25C
Acquired / Calibrated in MaxIm DL 5.24
Processing in Photoshop CC
Veil Nebula - NGC 6960 Witch's Broom and
Pickerings Triangle
06-29-14 The Nerdery Observatory, RAS
GMARS site, Landers, CA
ASA DDM60 Pro, Pentax 125 SDP, Apogee
U16000, Astrodon HaLRGB Gen2 filters
60:60:30:30:30 min HaLRGB at -20C
Acquired / Calibrated in MaxIm DL 5.24
Processing in Photoshop CC
Orion and Horsehead Nebulae - Borg71FL
08-22-14 RAS GMARS site, Landers, CA
Takahashi EM-10, Borg 71FL at f/3.9, Canon
5D Mk II
20 x 4 min at ISO 1250
Processed in Nebulosity 2 and Photoshop CC
Butterfly Nebula HaRGB
10-25-14 The Nerdery Observatory, RAS GMARS
site, Landers, CA
ASA DDM60 Pro, Pentax 125 SDP, Apogee
U16000, Astrodon HaRGB Gen2 filters
90:30:30:30 min HaRGB at -20C
Acquired / Calibrated in MaxIm DL 6.03
Processing in Photoshop CC
IC410 H-Alpha
11-15-14 The Nerdery Observatory, RAS GMARS
site, Landers, CA
ASA DDM60 Pro, Pentax 125 SDP, Apogee
U16000, Astrodon Ha 5nm filter
90 min Ha at -20C
Acquired / Calibrated in MaxIm DL 6.03
Processing in Photoshop CC
M42 Region H-Alpha
01-16-15/01-17-15 The Nerdery Observatory, RAS
GMARS site, Landers, CA
ASA DDM60 Pro, Pentax 125 SDP, Apogee
U16000, Astrodon Ha 5nm filter
455 min Ha at -20C
Acquired / Calibrated in MaxIm DL 6.03
Processing in Photoshop CC
M16 - Eagle Nebula H-Alpha
06-14-15 The Nerdery Observatory, RAS GMARS
site, Landers, CA
ASA DDM60 Pro, Pentax 125 SDP, Apogee
U16000, Astrodon Ha 5nm filter
240 min Ha at -20C
Acquired / Calibrated in MaxIm DL 6.03
Processing in Photoshop CC
NGC6668 - Crescent Nebula - H-Alpha
09-26-15 The Nerdery Observatory, RAS GMARS
site, Landers, CA
ASA DDM60 Pro, Pentax 125 SDP, Apogee
U16000, Astrodon Ha 5nm filter
180 min Ha at -20C
Acquired / Calibrated in MaxIm DL 6.03
Processing in Photoshop CC
NGC2244 - Rosette Nebula - H-Alpha
01-29-16 The Nerdery Observatory, RAS GMARS
site, Landers, CA
ASA DDM60 Pro, Pentax 125 SDP, Apogee
U16000, Astrodon Ha 5nm filter
45 min Ha at -25C
Acquired / Calibrated in MaxIm DL 6.03
Processing in Photoshop CC
Rosette Nebula Wide-field
03-12-16  RAS GMARS site, Landers, CA
Takahashi EM-10, StellarVue SV70T-25SV with
f/4.8 reducer/flattener, Canon 5D Mk II
6 x 4 min at ISO 1250
Processing in Nebulosity 4 and Photoshop CC
M16 and M17 - Eagle and Swan
07-05-16 Palomar East Grade Rd, Lake Henshaw, CA
Takahashi EM-10, StellarVue SV70T-25SV with
f/4.8 reducer/flattener, Canon 20Da
15 x 3 min at ISO 800
Processing in Nebulosity 4 and Photoshop CC
M16 - Eagle Nebula HaRGB
08-26-16 The Nerdery Observatory, RAS GMARS
site, Landers, CA
ASA DDM60 Pro, Pentax 125 SDP, Apogee
U16000, Astrodon Ha 5nm filter and RGB filters
HaRGB 240:60:30:45 min at -20C
Acquired / Calibrated in MaxIm DL 6
Processing in Photoshop CC
NGC 6668 - Crescent Nebula HaRGB
08-27-16 The Nerdery Observatory, RAS GMARS
site, Landers, CA
ASA DDM60 Pro, Pentax 125 SDP, Apogee
U16000, Astrodon Ha 5nm filter and RGB filters
HaRGB 135:45:45:45 min at -20C
Acquired / Calibrated in MaxIm DL 6
Processing in Photoshop CC
NGC 6992 - Cirrus Nebula - CFHT Palette
10-18-16, Lake Forest CA
Takahashi EM-200 Temma-2M, StellarVue SV70T
at f/4.8, QSI 690wsg, Astronomik 6nm narrowband
filters
30:30:30 min Ha:OIII:SII at -20C, acquired in
MaxIm DL 6
Processing in MaxIm DL 6 and Photoshop CC
NGC 6992 - Cirrus Nebula - Hubble Palette
10-18-16, Lake Forest CA
Takahashi EM-200 Temma-2M, StellarVue SV70T
at f/4.8, QSI 690wsg, Astronomik 6nm narrowband
filters
30:30:30 min SII:Ha:OIII at -20C, acquired in
MaxIm DL 6
Processing in MaxIm DL 6 and Photoshop CC
Nebulae - 2011 Images
IC434 - Horsehead and Flame Nebulae - Hubble
Palette
11-18-16, RAS GMARS Site CA
Takahashi EM-200 Temma-2M, StellarVue SV70T
at f/4.8, QSI 690wsg, Astronomik 6nm narrowband
filters
50:60:55 min SII:Ha:OIII at -20C, acquired in
MaxIm DL 6
Processing in MaxIm DL 6 and Photoshop CC
Stars and Dust - M42 region
01-27-17 RAS GMARS site, Landers, CA
Takahashi EM-200, Canon 5D Mk II, Canon
300mm f/2.8L IS lens at f/2.8
18 x 2 min at ISO640 and 12 x 2 min at ISO 1600
Processed in Nebulosity 4 and Photoshop CC
Witch Head Nebula
01-28-17 RAS GMARS site, Landers, CA
Takahashi EM-200, Canon 5D Mk II, Canon
300mm f/2.8L IS lens at f/2.8
15 x 4  min at ISO 640
Processed in Nebulosity 4 and Photoshop CC
IC405 - Flaming Star Nebula HaLRGB
01-28-17, RAS GMARS Site, Landers, CA
Takahashi EM-200 Temma-2M, StellarVue SV70T
at f/4.8, Starlight-Xpress SX-694, Astronomik 6nm
Ha, L3, and DRGB filters
300 minutes exposure HaLRGB at -20C, acquired in
MaxIm DL 6
Processing in MaxIm DL 6 and Photoshop CC
Orion Nebula Deepfield - HaLRGB
01-28-17 The Nerdery Observatory, RAS GMARS
site, Landers, CA
ASA DDM60 Pro, Pentax 125 SDP, Apogee
U16000, Astrodon Ha 5nm filter and RGB filters
plus StellarVue SV70T, SX-694 and Astronomik L3
aand DRGB filters
724 minutes total exposure HaLRGB at -20C
Acquired / Calibrated in MaxIm DL 6
Processing in Photoshop CC
M20 - Trifid Nebula - LRGB
05-26-17, RAS GMARS site, Landers, CA
Celestron CGX, OOUK ODK10, ZWO
ASI1600MM-C, Astronomik L3, and DRGB filters
115 minutes exposure LRGB at -20C, acquired in
MaxIm DL 6
Processing in MaxIm DL 6 and Photoshop CC