Insane 12panel Mosaic of the Veil Nebula Complex

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Michael S.
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Insane 12panel Mosaic of the Veil Nebula Complex
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Good Evening fellow astrophotographers!

Hehe...in the summer of 2014 I had the insane (as a beginner in astrophotography I did not have the slightest clue what that means) idea, after doing a 2 panel mosaic of the eastern part of the Veil Nebula - as I could not image it with my 10inch Newtonian reflector (1200mm fl) combined with a NIKON D800E (unmodified!) -
"why not doing a mosaic of the whole area"???

And I really did - just having started using Deep Sky Stacker, never ever heard of a software like Pixinsight at that time or how I would manage to stitch those single files,
using 13 nights in June and July of 2014.
I even needed help at that time of a forum member who made the basic processing of those 12 panels, so I could try to make a mosaic out of it...which resulted, let's say it so - quite inferior.


Now, in 2017, I've digged out those old files and processed them yesterday and today for a whopping 175 Megapixel and 1.3Gb large 16bit file (at 32bit I believe eben my i76700K machine with 32GB of RAM would have said "no").

Here the results:
Total view - 12panel mosaic

Crop 1 - eastern part

Crop 2 - western part

Crop 3 - Pickering's Triangle

My conclusion - never ever I'll do that again!

hopy you do enjoy the view,

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Re: Insane 12panel Mosaic of the Veil Nebula Complex

I'm a novice here, but to my eyes that's a pretty special image!

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Re: Insane 12panel Mosaic of the Veil Nebula Complex

OllieN wrote:

I'm a novice here, but to my eyes that's a pretty special image!

Good Evening Ollie!

Hehe...thx for that. At least it's been one hell of processing.

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BlackgumNate Contributing Member • Posts: 634
Re: Insane 12panel Mosaic of the Veil Nebula Complex

Beautiful image! I dare say it was worth the effort. Thank you for sharing.

Nate

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That is just beautiful!

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Rutgerbus Senior Member • Posts: 2,262
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Great job Michael,

Must been a hell of a job to stich those together......and there's where the new software APP (Astro Pixel Processor) jumps in.

It will do the job of registering and seamless stitching for you within a blink of an eye

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Re: Insane 12panel Mosaic of the Veil Nebula Complex

BlackgumNate wrote:

Beautiful image! I dare say it was worth the effort. Thank you for sharing.

Nate

Good Morning Nate!

You're very welcome.

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John Pane wrote:

That is just beautiful!

Thank you John.

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Rutgerbus wrote:

Great job Michael,

Must been a hell of a job to stich those together......and there's where the new software APP (Astro Pixel Processor) jumps in.

It will do the job of registering and seamless stitching for you within a blink of an eye

Hi Rutger!

Hehe...you nailed it. I'll really look to test APP.

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Trollmannx Veteran Member • Posts: 6,564
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We are demanding (note the use of we to create pressure), and now we are waiting for the all sky mosaic with your setup!

You aleady have shown how it can be done! 

Great image, and fun to see all that fine detail the Veil complex. Excellent work!

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Trollmannx wrote:

We are demanding (note the use of we to create pressure), and now we are waiting for the all sky mosaic with your setup!

You aleady have shown how it can be done!

Great image, and fun to see all that fine detail the Veil complex. Excellent work!

*lol*
That would keep me occupied for the next 20 years!

And I'm happy you enjoyed it.

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Rutgerbus Senior Member • Posts: 2,262
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If you already are flabbergasted by the 12 panel Mosaic of Michael's Veil, then check out this 48 Panel Ha-Mosaic of Cygnus by Kees Scherer. It is completely processed with the Astro Pixel Processor (APP) software.

He really makes beautiful images since he build himself his own Astrodome with Mesu 200 Mount in Portugal :-O.

http://www.starry-night.nl/forums/topic/cygnus-48-paneel-mozaiek/page/5/#post-15966

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Re: Insane 12panel Mosaic of the Veil Nebula Complex

Hehe...I've downloaded and installed APP trial, but so far can't test it as I don't have a code that allows me to start it. 😊

But I'll try to stitch my files with APP than.

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Hi Michael,

This is remarkable work - loved looking at it!

Due to certain circumstances I was travelling a lot the past 3~4 months and had drastically cut time spent on the internet.

What a wonderful sight to come back to and resume participation on this forum.

All the travelling ended with a enjoyable family trip to UK, France & Switzerland.

You have such clean sky in Europe compared to my home in Pune, very less suspended particulates if at all any.

In spite of the comment at the end of your post, I am sure you are going to do this again and I am are looking forward to the outcome of the next such endeavour.

Regards, Vishy

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Re: Insane 12panel Mosaic of the Veil Nebula Complex

Vishy_b wrote:

Hi Michael,

This is remarkable work - loved looking at it!

Due to certain circumstances I was travelling a lot the past 3~4 months and had drastically cut time spent on the internet.

What a wonderful sight to come back to and resume participation on this forum.

All the travelling ended with a enjoyable family trip to UK, France & Switzerland.

You have such clean sky in Europe compared to my home in Pune, very less suspended particulates if at all any.

In spite of the comment at the end of your post, I am sure you are going to do this again and I am are looking forward to the outcome of the next such endeavour.

Regards, Vishy

Good Evening V!
Welcome back...and thx for your kind words.

best regards,

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