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Job 9:9

Job 9:9-10
9 He is the Maker of the Bear and Orion,
the Pleiades and the constellations of the south.
10 He performs wonders that cannot be fathomed,
miracles that cannot be counted.

Monday, August 12, 2013

Messier 17

The Swan Nebula, or the Omega Nebula, depending on its orientation.

Imaged it using LRGB, first time in doing so.  However, I was running out of time, as clouds were moving in.  The evening I imaged this, I first took a set at Oiii, which was not my intent, so I had to start again using Hα.  The image consists of 1 hour of Hα luminance, and only 10 mins each RGB color.

I found it very difficult getting the colors right.  The bottom image was a second attempt, although some like the top one better.