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#1 AJT12

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Posted 25 November 2012 - 02:21 PM

This is my longest project yet: http://www.flickr.co...in/photostream/

After doing it, I have realized that no matter how many hours of subs you capture, you always wish you had done more.

Ha -- 15 x 20 Minutes
O2 -- 21 x 20 Minutes
S2 -- 26 x 20 Minutes

#2 David Pavlich

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Posted 25 November 2012 - 03:16 PM

Excellent work, AJ!

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Posted 27 November 2012 - 11:59 AM

Very rich area with lots of detail. I like your color saturation. Great signal with all those hours of exposure. Excellent image.
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Posted 27 November 2012 - 12:18 PM

This is a nice image! Congrats!

How do you 'get rid' of the natural green cast of the HST palette?

Cheers,

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Posted 27 November 2012 - 01:05 PM

nice shot

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Posted 27 November 2012 - 04:56 PM

Beautiful AJ, very nice colors! Assuming you used noise reduction or smoothing, I'd like to see a variation with a little less smoothing to see if some of the details within your image might pop a little more.

#7 AJT12

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Posted 27 November 2012 - 08:25 PM

Thanks all!

Jose -- This is the technique that I use: http://bf-astro.com/hubblep.htm and then I use Hasta La Vista, Green.

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Posted 28 November 2012 - 09:39 AM

Fantastic! Great detail and vivid colors :)

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Posted 28 November 2012 - 12:10 PM

Very nicely done! I second on Warren's statement on the noise reduction. But overall, a very nice image!

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Posted 28 November 2012 - 12:59 PM

Wow!!

#11 AJT12

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Posted 29 November 2012 - 03:47 PM

I took everyone's advice and reprocessed the last few steps. This time I used the noise reduction in Nebulosity rather than PS. I am much happier with it now. I agree, the last version was a little soft.






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