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"A furious cosmic horse gets blinded by a divine blue light"Sharpless 132 (Sh2-132) in CepheusSharpless 132 is a very faint emission nebula, it locates at the border of Cepheus and Lacerta. Distance is about 10.000 lightyears. My photo covers about one square degree of the sky (63x63"). The blue color in the image is from the emission of an ionized Oxygen (O-III). "The divine blue light" at horses face seems to be an Oxygen jet of some kind, or it's just a tens of light years long oddly shaped area of glowing gas. The shape can be seen in H-alpha channel too. (Ionized Hydrogen)Technical detailsProcessing work flowImage acquisition, MaxiDL v5.07.Stacked and calibrated in CCDStack2.Deconvolution with a CCDStack2 Positive Constraint, 33 iterations, added at 50% weightColor combine in PS CS3Levels and curves in PS CS3.Imaging opticsCelestron Edge HD 1100 @ f7 with 0,7 focal reducer for Edge HD 1100 telescopeCameras and filtersImaging camera Apogee Alta U16 and Apogee seven slot filter wheelGuider camera, Lodestar x2Astrodon filter, 5nm H-alphaAstrodon filter, 3nm O-IIIExposure timesH-alpha, 9 x 1200s = 3hO-III, 3 x 1200s = 1hS-II, 3x1200s = 1h

"A furious cosmic horse gets blinded by a divine blue light"Sharpless 132 (Sh2-132) in CepheusSharpless 132 is a very faint emission nebula, it locates at the border of Cepheus and Lacerta. Distance is about 10.000 lightyears. My photo covers about one square degree of the sky (63x63"). The blue color in the image is from the emission of an ionized Oxygen (O-III). "The divine blue light" at horses face seems to be an Oxygen jet of some kind, or it's just a tens of light years long oddly shaped area of glowing gas. The shape can be seen in H-alpha channel too. (Ionized Hydrogen)Technical detailsProcessing work flowImage acquisition, MaxiDL v5.07.Stacked and calibrated in CCDStack2.Deconvolution with a CCDStack2 Positive Constraint, 33 iterations, added at 50% weightColor combine in PS CS3Levels and curves in PS CS3.Imaging opticsCelestron Edge HD 1100 @ f7 with 0,7 focal reducer for Edge HD 1100 telescopeCameras and filtersImaging camera Apogee Alta U16 and Apogee seven slot filter wheelGuider camera, Lodestar x2Astrodon filter, 5nm H-alphaAstrodon filter, 3nm O-IIIExposure timesH-alpha, 9 x 1200s = 3hO-III, 3 x 1200s = 1hS-II, 3x1200s = 1h