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Old 09-06-2019, 10:40 AM
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Dragons...well, their heads

I've been out of the game since late last year but kicked back into it on Friday night.
I've been playing with SGP and this is my first fully automated run that included a meridian flip.....worked flawlessly.

I don't know what it is but I'm not happy with this one.....stars I think, not sure.
This is the beginners section after all so I thought I'd throw up what I have and get some feedback prior to sitting down for the next processing try.

I'm a startools boy so no need to give me the rundown on the latest PI methods - waaaay over my head

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ASI1600 OSC (75G 12O @ -15c)
3 minute subs
Approx 6 hours total
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Old 09-06-2019, 11:08 AM
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Bit of 'moon glow' across the image Jon?

Very nice image in any case.
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Old 09-06-2019, 11:13 AM
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Bit of 'moon glow' across the image Jon?

Very nice image in any case.
I'm not sure whether it's moon glow or my processing in a bid to try and bring up detail.

Granted there was a 1/4 moon for the early part of the run however it was on the opposite side of the sky.

Ö.I'm a bit over staring at this so think I might give it another processing go tomorrow and see what I can come up with......I'm going cross eyed!
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Old 09-06-2019, 11:29 AM
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Hi Jon
How was the moisture in the air?
I had a similar effect the other night which I put down to moisture...if so look at each sub and see if the star size varies ..with mine it was intermittent and removal of the worse examples helped a great deal.
In any event it is an excellent image given the lay off and instituting a auto run..man I would be so happy to reach that level...
Well done all around.
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Old 09-06-2019, 11:58 AM
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How was the moisture in the air?
I had a similar effect the other night which I put down to moisture...if so look at each sub and see if the star size varies ..with mine it was intermittent and removal of the worse examples helped a great deal.
In any event it is an excellent image given the lay off and instituting a auto run..man I would be so happy to reach that level...
Well done all around.
Alex
Could be Alex......has been a little wet of lte. Will keep an eye in that in future
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Old 09-06-2019, 07:52 PM
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That's a great result, from a solid effort.
Perhaps the glow can be minimised by stretching the image differently?
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Old 10-06-2019, 01:18 AM
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Good to see you back on the job again Jon. Yeah, it's a bit milky but what do you expect when you're shooting the Milky Way? Lots of nice detail in that shot, well done.
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Old 10-06-2019, 09:36 AM
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It's very nice Imme. Is it the issue the small yellow stars? I've been working on the same target and have had problems with those pesky little midges

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Old 10-06-2019, 11:15 AM
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You've captured the main area well
Did you play around with the Curves? It looks like you've brightened a lot of the image uniformly but left the darker areas really dark. It creates a flatter less dynamic image and something I've done myself from time to time as a way of making parts of an image pop.
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Old 10-06-2019, 11:23 AM
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It's very nice Imme. Is it the issue the small yellow stars? I've been working on the same target and have had problems with those pesky little midges
Mate the prob I have with stars is the are too many of the little buggers.......basically drowns out the rest of the image, itís like a wall you canít see through!

Trying to get rid of the stars is what has caused the rest of the pic to wash out/sky glow. Iím going to have to give it another go when I get some time...maybe tonight
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Old 10-06-2019, 11:25 AM
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You've captured the main area well
Did you play around with the Curves? It looks like you've brightened a lot of the image uniformly but left the darker areas really dark. It creates a flatter less dynamic image and something I've done myself from time to time as a way of making parts of an image pop.
I played with everything.....I was so focused on minimising the stars during processing I think I lost my way/focus on the actual target
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Old 10-06-2019, 11:26 AM
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Good to see you back on the job again Jon. Yeah, it's a bit milky but what do you expect when you're shooting the Milky Way? Lots of nice detail in that shot, well done.

Thanks mike...Iím going to have to give it another go. I think the data is good but the processing leaves a lot to be desired. Out of practice I guess
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Old 10-06-2019, 11:57 PM
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That's a lovely rendition Jon.
Bold star colours, nebulosity contrast, and image depth.
You certainly know your way around Star Tools.

Nice work!
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Old 11-06-2019, 07:36 AM
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That's a lovely rendition Jon.
Bold star colours, nebulosity contrast, and image depth.
You certainly know your way around Star Tools.

Nice work!
Thanks Geoff
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Old 11-06-2019, 01:47 PM
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I've given the processing another whack and this is what I've come up with.

Really challenging to do with the stars......don't ask me why but they seem to be drowning everything else out.

Let's just say it was a challenging one for me
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