The Triffid Nebula

I just love the colors on this nebula, which features both blue reflection nebulosity, and red from hydrogen emissions. I’ve been so frustrated from the weather this year and we are well past when the dry clear skies should have come to Florida, and it’s still as wet and rainy as the summer time (and this is now late December!). I was doing some organizing and discovered an SD card with data from the Texas Star Party. I remembered doing a quick run of this data and was disappointed because of some artifacts after stacking. Since then, I’ve learned a thing or two, and gave it another go… and hour later, I had this lovely flower. I’m so happy with it, and it was still a chance to process some “fresh” data! Found treasure.

Triffid
The Triffid Nebula