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Old 02-08-2020, 05:58 PM
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Hi everyone,

Been away on long service leave for a couple of weeks.

I was working on this one before I left and have finished it over the last couple of days. Nothing special, HaLRGB of the Lagoon Nebula. It could be a bit soft, no artificial sharpening or decon routines used.


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I hope you enjoy the view.


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Old 02-08-2020, 06:20 PM
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Good work Bart. The colour works without being over the top. I think it presents well 'as is' without having to go to too much additional sharpening and/or decon.
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Old 02-08-2020, 07:55 PM
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Well done! The width of field meant that you could get in the beautiful golden sand of the milky way star field.

Mike Sidonio's "butterfly in the Milky Way" and "Sagittarius Trio" started the ball rolling, and there've been a couple others since. Nathan's NGC 6559 (BigToe) and Marcus's hybrid Sagittarius Gems are also moving in the same direction.

For us, this trend has SAVED natural colour images of emission nebulae. The all-purples-and-reds approach may have run its course.

You've produced a beautiful image. And not just the colour. The depth and clarity are great.

Good on ya!

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Old 03-08-2020, 02:02 PM
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Good work Bart. The colour works without being over the top. I think it presents well 'as is' without having to go to too much additional sharpening and/or decon.
Hi Rodney, thanks for taking a look. I must admit, I try to rarely use sharpening so I'm glad you think it is ok without it. I know I did!

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Well done! The width of field meant that you could get in the beautiful golden sand of the milky way star field.

Mike Sidonio's "butterfly in the Milky Way" and "Sagittarius Trio" started the ball rolling, and there've been a couple others since. Nathan's NGC 6559 (BigToe) and Marcus's hybrid Sagittarius Gems are also moving in the same direction.

For us, this trend has SAVED natural colour images of emission nebulae. The all-purples-and-reds approach may have run its course.

You've produced a beautiful image. And not just the colour. The depth and clarity are great.

Good on ya!
Wow, thanks guys. Those golden sands are definately there, its nice to have them show up like that which is the way it should be.
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Nice work Graham! Colours look great! I had to rotate my head 90 degrees clockwise though!

Hmmmm .... although with your orientation it kind of looks like the head on your avatar!
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Hmmmm .... although with your orientation it kind of looks like the head on your avatar!
Definitely, actually his father even more I recon?

I do like the colour Graham

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Old 03-08-2020, 04:52 PM
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Nice work Graham! Colours look great! I had to rotate my head 90 degrees clockwise though!

Hmmmm .... although with your orientation it kind of looks like the head on your avatar!
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Definitely, actually his father even more I recon?

I do like the colour Graham

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C'mon you guys, leave Homer out of this! We know he's not a pretty sight!

Seriously, thanks for stopping by for a look. Glad you like the colours. It was calibrated with Photometric Colour Calibration in PixInsight and I was careful not to alter the colour too much when adding the Ha data.

I also forget to check the orientation with a sky chart before I posted although there is no wrong way round in space!
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Old 03-08-2020, 06:47 PM
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I love Homer DOH!!!...and it's a very nice Lagoon Graham

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Old 03-08-2020, 07:45 PM
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LOL, thanks Mike!
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Colours and fov look great. Nice M8.
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Old 04-08-2020, 02:29 PM
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Thanks Marc!

Wondered when you would drop in, you never miss a chance to see an M8!
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That's a good Lagoon. Unusual to see it 'upside down'.

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Old 05-08-2020, 08:44 AM
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Star colours are lovely, but the composition is awkward.
The portrait orientation in a landscape frame seem at odds with one another.
That said, great details and a natural gaseous appearance.
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Old 05-08-2020, 01:19 PM
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That's a good Lagoon. Unusual to see it 'upside down'.

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Thanks Greg. Yep, I usually check orientation although I forgot with this one.

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Star colours are lovely, but the composition is awkward.
The portrait orientation in a landscape frame seem at odds with one another.
That said, great details and a natural gaseous appearance.
Hi Andy, thanks for looking and commenting.

I agree with your comments. As my observatory is 60 km away and is run semi remotely, it can be hard to get the right framing as I do not have a rotator as yet and will need some sort of flat device to get the appropriate frames.

It has been on my mind although there has been more important things to spend money on at the moment.
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I agree with your comments. As my observatory is 60 km away and is run semi remotely, it can be hard to get the right framing as I do not have a rotator as yet and will need some sort of flat device to get the appropriate frames.

It has been on my mind although there has been more important things to spend money on at the moment.
Hey Bart, please be aware that my comments are always meant with positive intentions! I mentioned a similar issue to a colleague in similar circumstances as yourself ie: no rotator - his reply was - "Mosaics"
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Old 05-08-2020, 11:06 PM
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No offence taken Andy, I understood what you meant, was just explaining my situation back.

Yep mosaics would work, never thought of that!

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There's no up or down in space. Anything goes.
Unless you're trying to emulate wedding photography.
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Aaahhh....no! There will be no wedding photography!
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