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31-05-2012, 10:16 PM
Well, there hasn't been an ETA Carina image posted up for a few days, so perhaps I can tweak interest in a narrowband image of this nebula.
nice and bright, so only 9 hours this time round. SHO palette was used.
Tak FSQ106N, SBIG STL11K, Astrodon 5nm Ha/SII and 3nm OIII.
31-05-2012, 10:24 PM
31-05-2012, 10:46 PM
Hoooooooooooooly COW! What a field, colours, depth!
31-05-2012, 10:51 PM
The plethora of SII data has me stumpted...and somewhat green (or is that yellow? :) ) with envy...
But nice to see you sticking with the program so brilliantly Martin!
31-05-2012, 10:59 PM
That is so utterly, ethereally beautiful, it's ridiculous.
You have the skills to pay the bills.
31-05-2012, 11:48 PM
Well that's just magical!
01-06-2012, 07:35 AM
Just beautiful, Martin. I t gives an entirely different perspective on such a well known object. LOL at only 9 hours.
01-06-2012, 08:07 AM
Superb vista Martin. :thumbsup: As Peter said the Sii came through real strong. Well done. Just one thing I noticed is the Oiii channel in places has a very abrupt layering noticeable in the gabriella mistral bit and a few other places. Did you use a masking technique for the blue bits? :question:
01-06-2012, 09:05 AM
Rather interesting view and colour palette Martin, looks quite good. There have been a few good renditions of this area this year and it's amazing how many different ways this iconic nebula can be presented. Yours reminds me of a strange alien creature rearing up ...is this part of a mozaic by chance?
01-06-2012, 03:21 PM
I like the scheme Martin, although I would really like to see a tiny touch of mottled greens. Other than that I think the image is very nice.
01-06-2012, 06:26 PM
A fabulous image Martin. It would be even better with some rgb stars.
01-06-2012, 06:44 PM
I think you get the prize for the smallest astro pic ever posted on IIS :thumbsup:
01-06-2012, 06:45 PM
I'm blown away here. You've given it a whole different perspective.
Thanks so much for posting.
01-06-2012, 07:01 PM
Hello folks and thanks for the comments.
Mike - no, not part of a mosaic.
Marc - thanks for pointing this out. This area of the image did not actually get any special treatment, but that OIII is sharply cut off, so I will need to address that.
So, I need to:
Fix up the Gabriela Mistral nebula
add RGB stars
fix another star someone has emailed me about
and add back in the mottled green, I actually took out!
No problem! Always value the feedback
01-06-2012, 08:48 PM
Que? You're the narrowfield expert. :P
How do you layer the Oiii and did you use a ratio of Ha into your Sii channel?
01-06-2012, 10:38 PM
A major Piece of eye poppin Art M-art-in :P
02-06-2012, 12:56 AM
Absolutely jaw-dropping, well done!
02-06-2012, 01:05 AM
02-06-2012, 07:25 AM
Incredible detail Martin. Some good feedback has been given, but only for you to reach absolute perfection in this capture.
I will be saving this image to help hunt down new narrow FOV's to shoot one day.
02-06-2012, 11:31 AM
Waiting on my extra NB filters to arrive from OPT!
02-06-2012, 11:38 AM
I like that but I would have preferred a little more processing work
on the contrast in the brighter areas e.g.
the key hole nebula no longer stands out in all the brightness.
The stars are so small & tight - it's amazing.
02-06-2012, 11:54 AM
Well that makes my new desktop background :) One of the top 5 i've seen this year :D
02-06-2012, 12:08 PM
I will get to fixing up those tweaks.
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