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Old 16-10-2018, 10:04 AM
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Still raining in Sydney ( day 15 ) Processing old data

Found some single frame images I took back in March using a remote shutter switch ( before getting into EQMOD, BYEOS, PHD2 , DSS and Startools etc ) so I thought to stack and process them to see how a processed image would come out
1 x 30 sec
1 x 40 sec
1 x 50 sec
1 x 60 sec
1 x 70 sec
1 x 80 sec
1 x 100 sec
ISO 1600
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Old 16-10-2018, 04:56 PM
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Nice. Maybe stretch a bit more and not clip the background as much? But could be just fine and it's me looking at your pic on a phone.

I know where you're coming from. This weather is driving me nuts. I'm also trawling through recent and older data. Reprocessing... Etc. Etc.
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Old 16-10-2018, 05:27 PM
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I'm west of you no rain as yet but I've got the cloud. I think this month there hasn't been many clear skies. Starting to get withdrawals....

Colours look good on my phone 👍🏼
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Old 16-10-2018, 05:46 PM
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The rain and clouds will clear for us all this weekend. Just in time for more than 3/4 moon, rising before dark and setting just before light..... Isn't that the way it works ?
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Old 16-10-2018, 07:06 PM
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Thanks guys appreciate the replies
I used a mask around the nebulosity in Startools to do my colour and selected Artistic detail aware
I leave the star field with low saturation and minimal colour and then invert the mask and adjust the saturation levels and colour bias in the nebulosity areas. I really like a black/dark star field with white / off white stars
I only had 7 subs to work with , no darks or flats
These subs were captured down the coast at my semi dark site so noise was on the low end even using ISO1600

Yes I agree, we need a break from the crap weather and get outside and do our thing.Friday onwards is looking promising
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