Reprocessed-M8 - The Lagoon Nebula in Sagittarius
Posted 22 November 2012 - 11:56 PM
High Resolution version and more image details available at http://www.astronome....php?c=17&p=458
This image is from a stack of 107 x 3 minutes (5 1/3 hours) at ISO 400 using focus stacking to provide a flat focal plane across the FOV. Imaging train was a Celestron C-8 (orange tube) with a Celestron focal reducer at f/5.8 (1160mm), and a Gary Honis modified Canon 450D. Guiding was with an ONAG on-axis guider, Lodestar autoguider, and Phd guiding.
Thanks for looking - C&C always welcome.
Posted 23 November 2012 - 12:40 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 23 November 2012 - 01:04 AM
However, I would have liked a bit more color.
Nice looking M8; concur on the color. Thx
Posted 23 November 2012 - 02:06 AM
Posted 23 November 2012 - 11:38 AM
Posted 25 November 2012 - 06:29 AM
I would have added a touch more saturation.
Posted 25 November 2012 - 01:01 PM
For those who are curious, here's the original processing:
I did a little more with the version than change the saturation. I also brightened the outer nebulosity to show it better as well as try to bring out some of the details towards the center of the nebula. My colors and saturation levels were my attempt to mimic and APOD image that I liked:
I appreciate the feedback - I may end up taking another stab at this one before I put it to bed.