Some relief between weather fronts enabled me to capture enough data for this Hubble palette composition. The data has been captured over a couple of weeks since 30th November, almost sub-by-sub in whatever breaks materialised. Orion traverses above my house and with a neighbouring sycamore tree I only ever have a short window to image. Having a relatively low altitude doesn't help with gradients and seeing either, so I am pleased with the result.
The portrait presentation convinces my brain that I'm looking at the side view of a monkey, with hand to mouth and wavy hair. We do love to seek out patterns . . .
In between Ha capture and SII/OIII capture stormy weather ripped off the central strip of roofing felt on my home observatory! Fortunately when I returned home and saw the damage I had a roll of felt, tacks and bitumen sealer paint in my garage. Thanks to my mate Richard, a couple of hours later and the observatory was back to water tight, just in time for the rain to arrive. Phew.
Details: WO FLT132 at F7; QSI683 wsg-8; 10 Micron GM1000HPS; Astrodon 5nm Ha; 12 x 1200s Ha; 12 x 1200s SII; 12 x 1200s OIII; Total integration 12hrs. December 2017