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17-07-2012, 01:30 PM
Hi guys, Last night I went to Pauls again and finally captured some data!
This is my first quick attempt at processing it, there are some registration issues and something I have to clean up with the red frames (green blotch in the bottom).
It is 180 50 50 60
Thanks for looking
17-07-2012, 02:07 PM
Nice coloured field. :thumbsup:
17-07-2012, 03:32 PM
Very nicely done.
HLVG free plug in for Photoshop is a good way to get rid of excess green in an image which often creeps in for some reason.
17-07-2012, 03:38 PM
Thanks Greg, the excess green is due to a weird thing that happens sometimes with my flats. If I calibrate my red frames one part of the image has misalignment in the stars (by a long way) so after I stack them there are multiples of the same star, If I dont use any flats there is no missalignment. So the excess green is due to there being some vignetting in the red that is uncorrected.
17-07-2012, 04:40 PM
Looks like a very interesting and colourful field. Did you image this with your Nikon or a CCD?
17-07-2012, 05:19 PM
Hi Steve, The image was taken with a QHY9 mono. I have since tryed again and got rid of some registration issues.
Here is the new version
17-07-2012, 06:36 PM
Hi Peter, hahahehe, I like the first better! :rofl: just the colour was a little richer in the first - but that is only a personal preference.
Really, you've done a nice job, with smooth result. I really like this challenging area, and you've done it well.
17-07-2012, 06:39 PM
Looks pretty good Peter. I like the smoothness of the data. Still some green over the entire image and hence Greg's suggestion for HLVG.
Maybe work the green and red channels a little to get the stars more golden and perhaps ramp up the saturation a little.
Nice to see you sorting things out with the mount and gear too.
Nice shot there Peter. A lot of stars in there.
17-07-2012, 07:49 PM
Nice work Peter.
17-07-2012, 09:40 PM
I had a go with HLVG as suggested, what a great piece of software thanks! I took others advice and made the new version more vibrant. I think while im still fairly new at processing there will be many submissions for each image I take. Its not a bad idea anyway to present the data in a few different ways to appeal to more.
I hope to add some HA to this in the coming weeks to see if it adds anything.
Thanks for all your comments, and here is a larger res link
17-07-2012, 10:36 PM
Definitely your best work so far Peter. The hi res image is pretty good. Well done.
19-07-2012, 01:55 PM
Thanks everyone, I too think that this is my best thus far. Colour is way easier with more time I am finding so I am looking forward to collecting lots of data on a new target soon.
19-07-2012, 08:08 PM
:) this is one of my most favourite regions of the sky. There's so much happening!!!
Your image is gorgeous and rich.
19-07-2012, 08:16 PM
Hey Peter this pretty good, well done, I,d up the sat and add some more pinks buuuuut....what would I know :lol:
Seriously, I agree one of your best to date :thumbsup:
19-07-2012, 10:47 PM
Very nice Peter. That last version brings up more of the wisps of blue that I really like at the edge of the red nebula bottom centre. Strangely enough I'd decided this was going to me my next target. Might still do it but with a wider field than this. you were lucky to get that clear night.
Nice! I too prefer the first one. The red makes the images warmer. :)
20-07-2012, 06:16 AM
A great photo Peter.
Nice, smooth colours.
20-07-2012, 09:24 PM
This Hi Res version is excellent. I very much want to try this area now! :cool2:
26-07-2012, 10:49 PM
Very nice image and framing. I like this area a lot and this does a great job showcasing it.
26-07-2012, 11:33 PM
That's a very nice image, smooth and with good colours. Great job.
27-07-2012, 05:28 PM
Thanks guys, its great to get such a response from people whose images I admire.
27-07-2012, 07:41 PM
That's a nice job you've done there - it''s such a colourful & interesting target.
I like the changes you've made.
30-07-2012, 08:25 PM
I miss this one, great shot...
All the best,
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