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21-06-2012, 12:20 PM
Yay! not a repro :prey2: :lol:
Managed a single clear night on Monday night (boss let me have the next day off so I could sleep)
This is a Hubble Palette inspired rendition that I hope you like. It is a little different as I had in mind an ice cold slightly gloomy detailed 3D'sh look :question:...I have sat on it for a couple of days fiddling here and there and seem to have grown fond of it now :P
As usual the seeing didn't cooperate (hopefully this scenario will improve in Canberra)
It's only 4.5hrs (started late and shed roof cut me short) of combined exposure but I think it has gone quite deep still.
Full 1.8deg X 1.8deg Frame at 50% to pan around:
Wings of the Eagle (http://www.pbase.com/strongmanmike2002/image/144171900/original)
For those on slow conections try this smaller file crop of just the Mother and her baby :)
The Eagle and her Eaglet (http://www.pbase.com/strongmanmike2002/image/144192959/original)
And even though the seeing didn't do me any favours...here are the GOOD BITS (http://www.pbase.com/strongmanmike2002/image/144208950/original) at 100% res
Hope I can get out again soon, it was a great clear night in Newie collecting this data :prey:...except when the garage shed roof started to loom large as I was sinking into the west and madly trying to get the minscule amount of colour data I managed (RGB = 6 6 6min) before I was cut off...memories of Nyngan, in reverse....
21-06-2012, 12:28 PM
Wow, I certainly like the look of that!! Nice job.:thumbsup:
Very Nice Mike. It has indeed got the depth. Will wait patiently to see what you do next with it. Struggling to get the detail out of my Monday turkey shoot so now inspired to get more data.
21-06-2012, 05:36 PM
Glad you liked it Mario...may not be everyones cup of tea but I'll let it be....for now ;)
Funny you should say that :whistle: just redid the interesting central area and reduced some sharpening layers...was a bit harsh :thumbsup:
21-06-2012, 05:42 PM
umm, wow! That's stunning Mike.
Well done for collecting some new data ;) f
21-06-2012, 05:51 PM
congrats Mike on your new data - never seen a blue eagle before - must be cold!! its certainly a wide slice of heaven. how would it go when you add some RGB to it later?
21-06-2012, 06:11 PM
Man that's detailed!!
That setup of yours sure has some resolution.
21-06-2012, 06:26 PM
Your setup sure does go deep.
Nice one Mike. Less data makes it perhaps only "great" rather than "superb"? :P
Seriously, have had a really nice swim around in there, and great pic.
21-06-2012, 07:04 PM
Great detail, Mike. I'm still undecided about the colours. It's certainly not a wishy-washy image :thumbsup:
21-06-2012, 07:14 PM
I must admit being a bit of a traditionalist re. colour too.
But I thoroughly enjoyed the views. :D Thanks heaps.
21-06-2012, 07:39 PM
Hi Big guy
That's excellent work,and to really appreciate how splendid the composition is you need to shrink the view....quite awesome.
21-06-2012, 07:50 PM
Yeap!! terrific big Mike
21-06-2012, 08:26 PM
Interesting colour rendition as there is not much S2 but lots of O3 and Ha you have played with well.
21-06-2012, 08:39 PM
Always a better composition or unique way of presenting an oft photographed nebula shows that someone really knows their craft. Hats off to you Mike as I love the composition and colours.
21-06-2012, 08:40 PM
Thanks Mike, the colour palette is unusual I guess so some will raise an eyebrow but hopefully the overall expansive detailed vista makes it a little unique..?
Yes I do have an RGB version......;)
Cheers Justin, yes the AG12 is a good platform, provides the best of everything really :)
Certainly an advantage of 12" and F3.8 :thumbsup:
Great is fine with me :thumbsup: and yes, swimming around a view is always enjoyable
I knew the colour palette would not totally appeal to some but sometimes I get an idea in my head and become more like an artist :lol: someting abouit the shape of the Neb said cold but detailed :question:
No worries JJJ glad you enjoyed it none the less....if you ever get narrowband filters...you will shift to the dark side :wink2:
So glad you think so Big Louie, yes shrinking large images in your browser is a good idea, I do it all the time to enjoy images
Thanks Trev :)
Thanks John, it was a fun exercise and as I said to Houghy above, I do have an RGB version (using the narrowband data) so maybe I will post that :question:
It is images like these that make me both want to give up and try harder at the same time!
That swirl at the top of the neb, partially obscured by the dust, looks like an eye (or a sci-fi wormhole ;) )
21-06-2012, 10:01 PM
Love the detail Mike, but I'm with Rick & JJJ on the colour. I've a lot to learn about NB processing (still to load the oxygen & sulphur filters into my camera - maybe this weekend) - but I'm not sure how the Hubble Palette "inspired" this rendition????
21-06-2012, 10:36 PM
Nice one mate. I prefer the deep and wonderfully expansive full field view on this one. :thumbsup:
Can't say I'm thrilled with the colour though! I'm not just saying I don't like NB (I'm slowly warming to it), it just seems a bit flat. Perhaps some more vibrancy, contrast or even saturation to make it pop?
22-06-2012, 07:00 AM
Very nice set of images Mike, another mission well done!
22-06-2012, 07:37 AM
Pretty cool. I like the wider field view.
22-06-2012, 09:11 AM
This is not a standard popular rendition so that's great to hear Simon :thumbsup:
Yeh no worries, I new some (many?) wouldn't like the colour but would appreciate the expanse and detail :thumbsup:
I hear ya...I am working on a traditional RGB like rendition :)...although with just 6min each of RGB it is proving a task...but I can do it! ta ta da daaaa!!
22-06-2012, 02:08 PM
Can't argue with the incredible detail Mike - that's great! The colour bothers me though. Seems like you've over represented the OIII a bit but having said that there are no hard and fast rules with NB. To each his own.
23-06-2012, 01:30 PM
Cheers Steve this one has polarised opinions, knew it would :P I have comments from both ends on this one. The unusual detail and expanse appears to be quite pleasing.
I have done an RGB version now which you have seen :)
23-06-2012, 01:38 PM
Gee the Pillars of Creation look detailed, and thats an amazing patch of dark nebula near bottom right.
23-06-2012, 02:45 PM
Cheers Scott, did you see the RGB version in the other thread? :)
This is so much fun :P
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