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#1 jsigone

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Posted 21 November 2012 - 01:29 PM

I feel accomplished I was able to get an image through all 4 filter last night before it hit the flip. Though it seems like i need long subs under the L filter for more structure. Or will need to try to play in photo shop layers. If I stretch too much the green in the background comes out allot. Editing was done with Nebulosity 2, stacking in DSS. This was done with 60% moon up.

Starlight Xpress HX916
Explorer Scientific 152mm mak-newt F4.8

L:15x3min
R:10x3min
G:10x3min
B:15x3min

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Posted 21 November 2012 - 02:58 PM

Nice work! Good considering the moon was 60% haha. Keep it up! :D

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Posted 21 November 2012 - 09:54 PM

Did some trial and error on the stacking blend. I blended the Blue and Lum files in DSS and used that as a blue channel. Then Stacked as RGB in Nebulosity before taking into photoshop. Adjusted the curves as usual then added the L channel as Luminosity mode. I found the wispy dusty background YAY I'm happy 3min subs is enough:Banane36: Merope has a touch of purple but can't get rid of it w/o effecting the color tone of entire image so I'll leave it be

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