ICEINSPACE
Most Read Articles
Moon Phase
CURRENT MOON Waning Gibbous
74.5%
The Sun Now
Time Zones
Sydney*
1:08 pm
Perth
10:08 am
Auckland*
3:08 pm
New York
9:08 pm
Paris
3:08 am
GMT
2:08 am




Go Back   IceInSpace > Images > Deep Space

Reply
 
Thread Tools Rate Thread
  #1  
Old 05-12-2018, 09:26 PM
willik (Willik)
Registered User

willik is online now
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Perth WA
Posts: 605
Horse Head Nebula

Horse Head Nebula
Taken with a 80mm sky Rover Astrograph Zwo 1600mm pro
HARGB 10 hours of imaging hope you like comments would be welcome. https://astrob.in/379508/0/
Martin
Attached Thumbnails
Click for full-size image (Horse head.jpg)
196.6 KB320 views
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 05-12-2018, 09:30 PM
Benjamin's Avatar
Benjamin (Ben)
Registered User

Benjamin is offline
 
Join Date: Jun 2013
Location: Moorooka, Brisbane
Posts: 394
Wow. What an amazing view of the region. Love it.
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 05-12-2018, 11:42 PM
blink138's Avatar
blink138 (Pat)
Registered User

blink138 is online now
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: perth w.a.
Posts: 2,212
stunning martin!
pat
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 06-12-2018, 04:00 PM
willik (Willik)
Registered User

willik is online now
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Perth WA
Posts: 605
Thanks Pat for your welcome feed back The best horse head I have done for a while.
Martin
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 06-12-2018, 05:32 PM
redbeard's Avatar
redbeard (Damien)
Registered User

redbeard is offline
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Adelaide
Posts: 402
That is fantastic!

Great look to it.

Cheers!
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 06-12-2018, 06:50 PM
willik (Willik)
Registered User

willik is online now
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Perth WA
Posts: 605
Thanks Ben for your comments.
Martin
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 06-12-2018, 07:03 PM
RickS's Avatar
RickS (Rick)
PI cult recruiter

RickS is offline
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Brisbane
Posts: 10,578
Very dramatic, Martin
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 06-12-2018, 07:41 PM
willik (Willik)
Registered User

willik is online now
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Perth WA
Posts: 605
Thanks Damien for you feedback
Martin
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 07-12-2018, 07:21 AM
multiweb's Avatar
multiweb (Marc)
ze frogginator

multiweb is offline
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Hinchinbrook
Posts: 17,467
Nice field and framing. Great colors too.
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 07-12-2018, 10:48 AM
willik (Willik)
Registered User

willik is online now
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Perth WA
Posts: 605
Thanks Rick thanks Marc for your welcome feedback.
Martin
Reply With Quote
  #11  
Old 28-12-2018, 06:57 PM
bananas (Peter)
Registered User

bananas is offline
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Posts: 5
That's amazing!
Reply With Quote
  #12  
Old 28-12-2018, 10:17 PM
Peter Ward's Avatar
Peter Ward
Galaxy hitchhiking guide

Peter Ward is offline
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: The Shire
Posts: 6,226
Nah. Sorry.


Colour is a random re-map to my eye and I'm seeing diffraction spikes from a refractor?

Colourful, yes.

But is this astrophotography.. or an exercise in Photoshop 103?
Reply With Quote
  #13  
Old 29-12-2018, 06:49 AM
VPAstro (Andrew and Cam)
Registered User

VPAstro is offline
 
Join Date: Sep 2014
Location: Craigieburn, Melbourne
Posts: 71
Martin spent the time and effort in capturing 10 hours of data plus many hours of processing time. Is this astrophotography? I would say most definently. There are many of us here on this forum that would die to be able to achieve a final result like that. As for color mapping, isn't it all subjective?

Last edited by VPAstro; 29-12-2018 at 07:10 AM.
Reply With Quote
  #14  
Old 29-12-2018, 08:04 AM
Peter Ward's Avatar
Peter Ward
Galaxy hitchhiking guide

Peter Ward is offline
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: The Shire
Posts: 6,226
Quote:
Originally Posted by VPAstro View Post
Martin spent the time and effort in capturing 10 hours of data plus many hours of processing time. Is this astrophotography? I would say most definently. There are many of us here on this forum that would die to be able to achieve a final result like that. As for color mapping, isn't it all subjective?
I am not a fan of randomly mapping colours to objects that have intrinsic colour, (with the exception of Narrow Band imaging)

This is a beautiful region of the sky that showcases many natural and surprising colours that don’t need “creative” modifications. Sure, you can photoshop them, there is no law against this, nor is there one for adding in star spikes, or drawing in a nice hat for the horsie.... but where do you draw the line? I’d rather strive for accuracy over fantasy.
Reply With Quote
  #15  
Old 29-12-2018, 09:32 AM
alpal's Avatar
alpal
Registered User

alpal is offline
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Melbourne
Posts: 2,732
Hi Martin,
it looks great to me except in full resolution where
there is very bad coma in every corner & many processing artifacts.
Are you using a corrector?

I like it when a photographer takes some artistic license to produce
something different & you've achieved that.


cheers
Allan
Reply With Quote
  #16  
Old 29-12-2018, 10:56 AM
Rigel003's Avatar
Rigel003 (Graeme)
Registered User

Rigel003 is offline
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Adelaide, South Australia
Posts: 1,024
Well, aside from any arguments about color and scientific fidelity, it is a thrilling image that fires the imagination. Nicely composed and balanced field too.
Reply With Quote
  #17  
Old 29-12-2018, 03:07 PM
willik (Willik)
Registered User

willik is online now
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Perth WA
Posts: 605
Peter Ward lost the plot it could be is book of Genesis
Thanks very much Bananas Peter for your comment.
Thanks Andrew and Cam for your welcome feedback
Thanks Apal for your feedback The distance to the sensor on the ccd is slightly out point taken much appreciated.
Thanks Graeme it gives some confidence in Astro imaging that can be challenging. Thanks Guys.
Martin
Reply With Quote
  #18  
Old 02-01-2019, 09:04 PM
gregbradley's Avatar
gregbradley
Registered User

gregbradley is online now
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Sydney
Posts: 14,873
I find the image very dramatic.

Its surprisingly 3D. The Horsehead is very much in front of that rear curtain and the Flame Nebula is wonderfully shown with its drama and then it turns into little pillows at the edges. Its an unusual nebula.

Its quite a small bit of coma it could be from tilt as I could only see it on the right side not the left. Spacing would have it on all 4 corners I would think.

Tilt is common and not often corrected. You may have slightly off spacing and tilt.

I have developed a procedure for correcting it if you are interested. Send me a PM if you want and I'll outline it.

Greg.
Reply With Quote
  #19  
Old 03-01-2019, 05:54 PM
willik (Willik)
Registered User

willik is online now
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Perth WA
Posts: 605
Thanks Greg
If you could that would be great
Martin
Reply With Quote
  #20  
Old 13-01-2019, 01:56 PM
astronobob's Avatar
astronobob (Bob)
Casual Cosmos Capturer

astronobob is offline
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Gold Coast SE QLD
Posts: 3,660
Phenomenal capturing and a beautifully stunning Image there - far-out, very deserving of a wall hanging or image of the season
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools
Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT +10. The time is now 12:08 PM.

Powered by vBulletin Version 3.8.7 | Copyright ©2000 - 2019, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Advertisement
Bintel
Advertisement
SkyWatcher WiFi Adaptor
Advertisement
Lunatico Astronomical
Advertisement
OzScopes Authorised Dealer
Advertisement
FLI Cameras and Imaging Accessories
Advertisement
Interest Free Finance
Advertisement
NexDome Observatories
Advertisement
SkyWatcher 2018 Catalogue
Advertisement
Astronomy and Electronics Centre
Advertisement