The Lobster and the Cat's Paw

The Lobster and the Cat's Paw
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The Lobster and the Cat's Paw

Embedded in the southern milky way are a series of bright nebulae, including these two: NGC 6357, the 'Lobster', and NGC 6334, the 'Cat's Paw'.
The data were taken through narrow-band HSO filters, but i struggled to get to a hubble-palette rendition that satisfied me. The composition offered here is pseudo-RGB, highlighting the ionized hydrogen that pervades this region.
SPECIFICATIONS
Telescope ..........................................................................................................................................................................................................................
Telescope
AUS-2
Camera ..........................................................................................................................................................................................................................
Camera
FLI PL16083
Location ..........................................................................................................................................................................................................................
Location
Heaven's Mirror
Date of observation ..........................................................................................................................................................................................................................
Date of observation
7/8-2020
Filters ..........................................................................................................................................................................................................................
Filters
HSO
Processing ..........................................................................................................................................................................................................................
Processing
Pixinsight, Photoshop
Credits ..........................................................................................................................................................................................................................
Credits
ian howarth/Telescope Live
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Comments

Amazing...have you tried the CFHT palette it might be a better color composition than this one

Reply: 2

Actually, i didn't. CFHT is one of several palettes that i normally experiment with, though i generally end up preferring either SHO or pseudo-RGB ; but to be honest, i'd been playing with this dataset for a while, and wasn't seeing a way to a really good image -- and gave up! But i'll have another look -- thanks for the nudge!