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Old 16-05-2019, 07:12 PM
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Run Chicken Run

My possibly overprocessed version of the Running Chicken Nebula.



I think it turned out OKish, but could be better.


Your thoughts on how to improve?


Roughly 10.5 hours exposure time.


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Old 16-05-2019, 07:28 PM
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That's a great shot. Because you have many hours it would support a fair amount of sharpening imho. Really nice colours.
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Old 16-05-2019, 09:21 PM
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Nice wide field...and well framed to boot.
Colour palette choice...meh...but not overcooked (I dislike dry chicken)

A strong image just the same.

Nice one
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Old 16-05-2019, 10:46 PM
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Looks great Ben, well done.
A bit clipped IMHO, and some of the wispy-ness can probably be teased out a tad more.
I like the colour palette.
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Old 17-05-2019, 10:59 AM
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A very nice result Ben

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Old 17-05-2019, 01:18 PM
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Echoing what's been said - there's a very good image here already that can be further improved with cropping off the left side & digging out more details.
Also there's something odd with Lambda Centauri star itself
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Old 17-05-2019, 07:46 PM
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Flickr doesn't want to load it for me but from what I can see on the IIS version, that's really very nice, Ben, congrats!
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Old 17-05-2019, 08:24 PM
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Many thanks for all the kind words.



I busted out the LHE in Pi and have sharpened it a bit. Attached is a crop of the centre to show a bit of the detail. I still need to finalise it a bit, but I think that is an improvement.


It is a bit black clipped on the red channel. Not sure why it keeps doing that, but it is a problem. Seems to happen when I do the LRGB combination of the Ha.


I also noticed that changing the reference preview for background neutralisation can have a big effect on the finer details.
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Old 18-05-2019, 09:47 AM
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Very nice image there Ben. I quite like the colour palette as well.
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Old 18-05-2019, 11:10 AM
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Very nice capture. And I like the processing
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Old 18-05-2019, 01:47 PM
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I forget to mention before that there was a bad refplection on OIII. Hence the weirdness around Lambda Centari. For some reason it is only my OIII filter that does that; almost as if I have it in backwards...


Anyway have sharpened and cleaned it up a bit.



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Great field of view and a very nice image Ben - awesome you got a little planetary in there as well
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Old 19-05-2019, 09:00 PM
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Great field of view and a very nice image Ben - awesome you got a little planetary in there as well

Yeah the PN is pretty nice. Took a while to find what it is but I think it is PN Hf 69.
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