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Old 21-05-2024, 01:56 PM
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NGC-6188 - The Fighting Dragons

Finally some clear skies hey?!

I was able to utilise a couple of nights (I still don't have the confidence to leave the rig out in the yard and go to bed) to get 7hrs 45min on NGC-6188, Processed in two variants, HOO and Synthetic SHO.

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155x180s subs @ -10c (about to shoot winter darks at -25c)
+ Darks/Flats/Bias

Askar 65PHQ
Player One Artemis-C Pro
Player One OAG and Filter Drawer
Askar D1 6nm Ha/OIII dual NB filter
Avalon Instruments M-Zero mount.

Astrobin HOO
Astrobin SHO

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Old 21-05-2024, 05:58 PM
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Hi Alex,
looks very good to me.
In Photoshop - with the SHO version -
I think I would have processed the colors a little differently -
maybe converted to LAB mode and boosted the Blue with the b slider
moved horizontal.
That would give more of a beautiful blue lagoon in the center.

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Old 22-05-2024, 09:12 AM
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Nice job Alex nice detail
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Old 22-05-2024, 10:02 AM
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Thanks guys.

Allan - I'll look into pushing that blue a little harder and getting it to extend a bit further below the dragons... I know it typically does look that way, and I wondered if it was a case that I need more integration to really boost that OIII in a meaningful way...
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Lovely result Alex, think I'm partial to the pinker version myself but nice work.

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Old 22-05-2024, 06:09 PM
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Thanks guys.

Allan - I'll look into pushing that blue a little harder and getting it to extend a bit further below the dragons... I know it typically does look that way, and I wondered if it was a case that I need more integration to really boost that OIII in a meaningful way...

I doubt it - the color looks free of noise -
you can be an artist and make it look however you want it to look.

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The HOO version wins for me as well Alex. Excellent result
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Nice work mate!
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Lovely!

When I gave the name to this nebula it was “duel of the dragons” - and it somehow changed to the fighting dragons

Either way - a captivating image. Thank you.
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I've had another go at the SHO pallete image this week as we've been clouded in...

No more data - just processed the blues selectively before attacking the green/yellows... I think this brought out a much more pleasing view, and I also think I was able to tease out a bit more sharpness/detail as a result of this processing too!

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I've had another go at the SHO pallete image this week as we've been clouded in...

No more data - just processed the blues selectively before attacking the green/yellows... I think this brought out a much more pleasing view, and I also think I was able to tease out a bit more sharpness/detail as a result of this processing too!

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Hi Alex - I like it - I sent you a PM.


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