Posted 20 November 2012 - 05:10 PM
Posted 20 November 2012 - 05:44 PM
Great capture and well worth the 2minutes of processing
The colours are great.
Posted 21 November 2012 - 01:41 AM
I think though that you darkened the background a little bit too much. There are a few areas that look a bit too dark. On the other hand, star shapes and detail in the nebula are simply splendid.
Posted 21 November 2012 - 05:07 AM
Posted 21 November 2012 - 06:50 AM
Skywatcher 120 ED pro refractor; SW EQ6 Synscan mount
Celestron Nexstar 8SE SCT; Tasco 90mm refractor
Modified Canon 1100D (T3); Canon 550D (T2i)
Canon 10-22mm lens; Canon 18-55mm lens
Sigma 120-400mm lens
Posted 21 November 2012 - 01:09 PM
Looks like you captured a couple of meteorites as well, great image!
I'm guessing they were satellites. I've shot Orion a couple of times and something is always passing through. Again, in the spirit of not wanting to spend more than 120 seconds processing, I didn't go looking through the subs for them.
As for the black point, I didn't touch it. These were only 90 second exposures aimed at my darkest horizon. I think black was just black all by itself. Maybe the DDP function does something to it, but I just accepted the defaults and used the slider to dial up the nebula, which should have brightened the background, if anything.
Posted 21 November 2012 - 02:59 PM
Posted 21 November 2012 - 05:27 PM
Posted 23 November 2012 - 05:27 AM
Now if you were to take some of those 15sec frames and layer them on top you could really increase the detail in the core, but I understand your desire to limit your processing time.