Herbig Haro 34 (HH34) Nebular Region and Jets in [SII], Ha and [OIII] light

Amateur Image

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[NII] = Red, Ha = Green, [OIII] = Blue 

Taken on February 8 and 9, 2004 from my backyard in Castro Valley, Ca. under a near full moon.

  ESO Image

This is a nebular region with jets according to the European Southern Observatory. To read their description and see more of their images click here.

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Equipment used and exposure details:

Astro-Physics AP155EDF  imaging scope @1085mm focal length (f/7) 

SBIG ST10XME imaging camera @ -30C

Astro-Physics 80mm guide scope

SBIG ST7E Guide control camera @-10C

FLI CFW 1 filter wheel

Custom Scientific Narrowband Emission Line Filter

   [Nitrogen II]                 658.3nm  3nm FWHM

   Hydrogen alpha        656.3nm  3nm FWHM 

   [Oxygen III]                 500.7nm 3nm FWHM   

Exposure details:

4 exposures of 30 minutes for Halpha binned 2x2

5 exposures of 30 minutes for [SII]  binned 2x2

1 exposure of 30 minutes for [OIII]   binned 2x2

5 hours  total exposure time

Maxim DL used for ST10XME control

CCDSOFT 5.00.71 used for ST7E control

Sigma prebeta 11 used for darks, flats and biases

Photoshop CS used for final touch up

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