Go Back   IceInSpace > Images > Deep Space

Reply
 
Thread Tools Rate Thread
  #1  
Old 11-10-2021, 07:35 PM
Benjamin's Avatar
Benjamin (Ben)
Registered User

Benjamin is offline
 
Join Date: Jun 2013
Location: Moorooka, Brisbane
Posts: 755
A Garden of Ghouls, Flowers and a Spider

Had a fun week shooting some narrowband with my Skywatcher Esprit 100. I've found a new spot in the garden where I can just see the SCP and thus the Tarantula (and LMC) is now a possibility. Have been dying to image 30 Doradus for ages. The processing has been a bit drawn out across various iterations as I've added data, RGB stars being the latest addition. It's a rather Halloween inspired framing (if you get into that sort of thing) which I think suggests ghouls, wild flowers and of course a spider. The spider seems more golden orb to me (being a QLDer).
Scope: Skywatcher Esprit 100
Camera: ZWO ASI1600MM-Pro (Gain 200 NB, Gain 76 BB, -10)
Mount: Skywatcher EQ6-R
Filters/exposures: Ha 5nm 79x180s, OIII 3nm 67x180s, SII 3nm 60x180s, Astrodon RGB (each about 25x30s exposures)
Astrobin: https://www.astrobin.com/full/bzvg3f/0/
Attached Thumbnails
Click for full-size image (TarantualFINAL1 (1).jpg)
209.1 KB77 views

Last edited by Benjamin; 12-10-2021 at 10:42 AM.
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 11-10-2021, 07:47 PM
gregbradley's Avatar
gregbradley
Registered User

gregbradley is offline
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Sydney
Posts: 17,259
Love it, very dramatic.

Greg.
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 11-10-2021, 07:54 PM
Benjamin's Avatar
Benjamin (Ben)
Registered User

Benjamin is offline
 
Join Date: Jun 2013
Location: Moorooka, Brisbane
Posts: 755
Quote:
Originally Posted by gregbradley View Post
Love it, very dramatic.

Greg.
Cheers Greg. It's gotten more dramatic over the week that I've been trying to process the thing :-)
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 11-10-2021, 08:09 PM
Andy01's Avatar
Andy01 (Andy)
My God it's full of stars

Andy01 is offline
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Melbourne
Posts: 3,054
Yeah, I’m with Greg too- looks bold & punchy, buckets of impact.
(Will have a proper look tmrw, only on the phone atm)

EDIT: I've had a good look at the high res now and having worked on my own version of this for the past few weeks, the background looks a bit, 'smeared' on yours, although I love the colour palette.

Last edited by Andy01; 12-10-2021 at 08:47 AM. Reason: follow up
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 12-10-2021, 09:06 AM
Placidus (Mike and Trish)
Narrowing the band

Placidus is offline
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Euchareena, NSW
Posts: 3,706
Oh so jealous. Our field of view is just a fraction of your excellent image, and it would be a life's work to do the whole thing.
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 12-10-2021, 10:18 AM
Benjamin's Avatar
Benjamin (Ben)
Registered User

Benjamin is offline
 
Join Date: Jun 2013
Location: Moorooka, Brisbane
Posts: 755
Quote:
Originally Posted by Andy01 View Post

EDIT: I've had a good look at the high res now and having worked on my own version of this for the past few weeks, the background looks a bit, 'smeared' on yours, although I love the colour palette.
Interesting. Perhaps a bit heavy on the noise reduction? It was a bit of a last step easily undone I think. The SII was quite noisy though so was getting lots of chaf but also realize there are heaps of small stars here that look a lot like noise (I think?). Will see what I can undo there :-) Many thanks for your comments Andy :-)

Last edited by Benjamin; 12-10-2021 at 10:31 AM.
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 12-10-2021, 10:21 AM
Benjamin's Avatar
Benjamin (Ben)
Registered User

Benjamin is offline
 
Join Date: Jun 2013
Location: Moorooka, Brisbane
Posts: 755
Quote:
Originally Posted by Placidus View Post
Oh so jealous. Our field of view is just a fraction of your excellent image, and it would be a life's work to do the whole thing.
Was so happy to image this with a reasonably short focal length refractor. I’ve been used to the speed and resolution of the Newt but the wider fields and stability of the refractor are a nice trade off :-)

Last edited by Benjamin; 12-10-2021 at 10:41 AM.
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 12-10-2021, 04:26 PM
AdamJL
Registered User

AdamJL is offline
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Posts: 963
Beautiful field. When I get a mono camera next year, this is the first target I'm hitting.

Thanks for sharing, it's stunning
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 12-10-2021, 05:19 PM
Bassnut's Avatar
Bassnut (Fred)
Narrowfield rules!

Bassnut is offline
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Torquay
Posts: 4,838
wow, that is dramatic, well done!. I like the colour pallet.
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 12-10-2021, 06:54 PM
Benjamin's Avatar
Benjamin (Ben)
Registered User

Benjamin is offline
 
Join Date: Jun 2013
Location: Moorooka, Brisbane
Posts: 755
Thanks Fred and Adam. Mono narrowband from the city is a wonderful thing to be able to do :-)
Reply With Quote
  #11  
Old 12-10-2021, 10:45 PM
Benjamin's Avatar
Benjamin (Ben)
Registered User

Benjamin is offline
 
Join Date: Jun 2013
Location: Moorooka, Brisbane
Posts: 755
Quote:
Originally Posted by Andy01 View Post

EDIT: …..the background looks a bit, 'smeared'
Ah, I went back through the processing and found the errant noise reduction step (which was way too early in the sequence of things). Noise is reduced less in the new version but much more evenly I think ��
Astrobin: https://www.astrobin.com/full/bzvg3f/C/

Last edited by Benjamin; 12-10-2021 at 11:57 PM.
Reply With Quote
  #12  
Old 12-10-2021, 11:02 PM
JA
.....

JA is online now
 
Join Date: Oct 2016
Location: Melbourne, Australia
Posts: 2,358
It looks wonderful Ben. I love the almost iridescent colours.

Best
JA
Reply With Quote
  #13  
Old 12-10-2021, 11:58 PM
Benjamin's Avatar
Benjamin (Ben)
Registered User

Benjamin is offline
 
Join Date: Jun 2013
Location: Moorooka, Brisbane
Posts: 755
Quote:
Originally Posted by JA View Post
It looks wonderful Ben. I love the almost iridescent colours.

Best
JA
Many thanks JA.
Reply With Quote
  #14  
Old 19-10-2021, 08:04 AM
Ryderscope's Avatar
Ryderscope (Rodney)
Registered User

Ryderscope is offline
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Glanmire, NSW
Posts: 1,756
The bold pallet work well with this rendition I reckon Ben. Well done
Reply With Quote
  #15  
Old 19-10-2021, 09:00 AM
vlazg's Avatar
vlazg (George)
Registered User

vlazg is offline
 
Join Date: May 2014
Location: Darwin
Posts: 732
The palette is very well done Ben, congratulations
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools
Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT +10. The time is now 05:19 PM.

Powered by vBulletin Version 3.8.7 | Copyright ©2000 - 2021, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Advertisement
NexDome Observatories
Advertisement
Bintel
Advertisement
Limpet Controller
Advertisement
Testar
Advertisement
Astronomy and Electronics Centre
Advertisement