IC 2207 and IC 2163

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IC 2207 and IC 2163

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Post by Stuart » Wed Dec 04, 2019 10:39 pm

NGC 2207 and IC 2163 in Canis Major. This is a pair of colliding galaxies about 80 million light years away. This is data taken from Star Shadows Remote Observatory in 2017 in Chile at the PROMT/CTIO telescope. Processed in PixInsight by me. 16" RC with 16803 chip.

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Re: IC 2207 and IC 2163

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Post by Hankmeister3 » Wed Dec 04, 2019 11:05 pm

That has to be one of the coolest galactic collisions in the universe. I saw a similar image of these two galaxies a few months ago captured by some observatory that I can't remember the name of at the moment.
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Re: IC 2207 and IC 2163

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Post by fatboy1271 » Wed Dec 04, 2019 11:46 pm

Beautiful all around Stu! So is that data available for anyone to download and process?
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Re: IC 2207 and IC 2163

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Post by Stuart » Thu Dec 05, 2019 12:14 am

Hi Fatboy,
Thanks! No, not that dataset unfortunately as it's a closed group. However, if you saw my SHO picture of Melotte 15, I'd be happy to send that to you as it's my own.
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Post by fatboy1271 » Thu Dec 05, 2019 12:21 am

Hey Stu, that's a very cool offer! I'll take you up on it, as I'd like to see if I've learned anything in PI recently... Although, I haven't imaged or processed in over a month now :(
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Re: IC 2207 and IC 2163

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Post by Stuart » Thu Dec 05, 2019 12:57 am

fatboy1271 wrote:
Thu Dec 05, 2019 12:21 am
Hey Stu, that's a very cool offer! I'll take you up on it, as I'd like to see if I've learned anything in PI recently... Although, I haven't imaged or processed in over a month now :(
Do you want just the masters or do you want to preprocess everything (obviously the second option will involve gigabytes of data)
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Post by fatboy1271 » Thu Dec 05, 2019 1:32 am

Let's do the whole thing! It'll give me an excuse to try the WBPP again :) Curious though, what is your preprocessing routine in PI?
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Post by Stuart » Thu Dec 05, 2019 3:24 am

Hi Fatboy, it will take awhile to upload but I'll upload the dataset when I can
My preprocessing routine now is blink, WBPP.
Juan says that you shouldn't use the integrated image that WBPP puts out as the image you work on and he's probably right. But I use it anyway.
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Post by MariusD69 » Thu Dec 05, 2019 11:47 am

Amazing! Great work, Stuart!
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Re: IC 2207 and IC 2163

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Post by Stuart » Thu Dec 05, 2019 5:21 pm

fatboy1271 wrote:
Thu Dec 05, 2019 1:32 am
Let's do the whole thing! It'll give me an excuse to try the WBPP again :) Curious though, what is your preprocessing routine in PI?
Okay sent it to you by PM
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Re: IC 2207 and IC 2163

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Post by bobharmony » Thu Dec 05, 2019 5:25 pm

What a dramatic image - great job pulling out the details!

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Re: IC 2207 and IC 2163

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Post by Stuart » Thu Dec 05, 2019 5:30 pm

bobharmony wrote:
Thu Dec 05, 2019 5:25 pm
What a dramatic image - great job pulling out the details!

Bob
Thanks Bob!
Personal equipment: TEC 140 F7 on Astro-Physics Mach 1 mount. Camera QSI 683ws7. Guide with Vario guiding scope
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