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Old 04-04-2012, 06:57 PM
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Decent attempt at Eta Carina

Hello everyone,
Haven't taken many photos recently but recently had a crack at Eta Carina and here is the result. I know framing was out and the stars are a bit out of whack but overall I am pleased with the result. Any advice on processing would be helpful.

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Nathan

19/03/2012
Modded Canon EOS 350D
Baader Coma Corrector
8 inch (20cm) F/4 Newtonian Reflector Telescope
EQ5 Computerised Goto Mount
Orion 80mm ShortTube Guide Scope
Synguider Autoguider
25 x 2.5 minute exposures
ISO 800
Images stacked and alligned in Deep Sky Stacker
Final processing in Startools
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Old 06-04-2012, 02:29 PM
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Thats really nice. Not over processed, good color and nice stars. Missing a bit of blue. There are quite a few blue stars in this region but that will just be a result of over stretching in processing. Get familiar with creating star mask in photoshop and that way you can exclude strs from stretching activity as well as adjust their saturation independantly.

The very slight eggy shape of the stars can be easily corrected in photoshop. See this you tube video on how to do it http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SQy1O...layer_embedded

I think you have graduated from beginner section however. This image stands up well in Deep space section.
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