Old 14-01-2019, 08:46 PM
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Trial of different set up

Again another M42
I did a few things to my RC8 and this is the result of different set up internally and add-ons. I left the core slightly blown intentionally to get more of M43 and the dust near by.

2 x 500 sec ISO 400
2 x 60 sec ISO 800
Darks for both
Canon 700D
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Old 14-01-2019, 09:04 PM
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Nice image Karl!

Great capture of the dust clouds, your images keep getting better and better.

Well done
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Old 15-01-2019, 11:34 AM
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Lovely image, Karl

For once I'm actually getting a nice 3D effect from M42, and it is with THIS photo!

It comes from the lower extensions, where the dusty, darker, more "brown" filaments that cross over the background brighter, more ruby filaments. The darker ones are foreground ones. This photo really gives that cosmic bubble appearance!!

Too many photos try to make these foreground filaments look more like the background ones - it confuses the image and shows the photographer has no idea what they are looking at or what they are doing.

This may have been intentional or not on your part, but you have got yourself a cracker piece, Karl. Keep looking for the 3D nature of DSO's. That is the mark of a photographer who knows what is going on. Not flat, homogeneous 2D. And sometimes it WILL look "dirty". You are looking through dirt after all...

Stars on the far outer edge, much improved .

Freaking, blooming lovely photo mate.


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Old 18-01-2019, 02:32 AM
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Thanks Alex I always know you'll put it under a magnifying glass yes it was intentional to get the dust showing more as well as the little ruby underneath, it always seems to get by passed, I went over my subs and reworked it all and has come up much better.
I just need to shrink it down from 130mb without losing all the detail as I saved it as a TIFF file this time, it looks much better than this shot.
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