Old 21-02-2013, 10:56 AM
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Is there ANY way

Any way to make an astrophoto taken in light pollution areas look even remotely 3 dimensional?NO matter WHICH contrast and tonality tricks I try I simply CANNOT make my images look not flat.

The UHC and LP filter HELPS somewhat, but still appear a bit flat looking to me - and most stars turn an awful green-blue shade which is a real PITA to fix. Maybe try filtering through an OIII filter? Or will that exacerbate the hue issues?
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Old 21-02-2013, 11:57 AM
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I've done LRGB images of brightish targets from inner Brisbane suburbs that looked reasonable. You need good tools for dealing with gradients (PixInsight's DynamicBackgroundExtraction does it for me) and you need a lot more data than you would at a dark site. The skyglow itself isn't a problem but the noise inherent in it is.

I haven't ever used LPR filters. An OIII filter will only help if you're doing narrowband.

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