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NGC281 
The Pacman Nebula

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SV80ST Refractor @ f/4.5 Riccardi .75x Reducer Starlight Trius SX694 
Atik EFW2/OAG 
Astrodon RGB/Ha,OIII Losmandy G11-Gemini 2

RGB=20x15min each Ha=8x20min OIII=9x20min
Total = 20hrs 40min 

This was a very difficult image to process. My goal was to retain the correct RGB color palette while enhancing with Ha and OIII in the red and blue channels.

2013 

APM115 Refractor @ f/5.4 Riccardi .75x Reducer SBIG STF-8300M
Atik EFW2/OAG 
Astrodon Ha,OIII,SII filters Losmandy G11-Gemini 2 SII=8x20min Ha=10x20min OIII=11x30min 
Total = 11hrs 30min