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#1 vpcirc

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Posted 31 January 2013 - 08:37 PM

I'm trying this again after some negative feedback. I'm trying to learn Ken Crawford's Alpha channel routine I picked up at AIC

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Posted 31 January 2013 - 09:30 PM

That looks pretty darn good to me! Whatever you are doing, keep it up. That SV152 looks like a sweet scope.

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Posted 01 February 2013 - 09:21 AM

Nicely done Sir!

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Posted 01 February 2013 - 08:11 PM

Looks good Mike. Love the outer shell.

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Posted 01 February 2013 - 09:06 PM

Well done Mike!

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Posted 01 February 2013 - 09:23 PM

Thanks, I have 3 different versions posted. Feel free to tell me which is best as I am totally lost on this one

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Posted 01 February 2013 - 09:54 PM

Looks good!

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Posted 01 February 2013 - 11:11 PM

I'm between the original and the 2nd version, more of the shell is visible and I like the colors better. Nice shot!

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Posted 01 February 2013 - 11:31 PM

I'm between the original and the 2nd version...

Agreed, I like 'B' the best, perhaps with a touch less of whatever produced the darkened rings around the stars in the nebula. And to my taste the stars are a bit oversaturated with a tinge of green. Pretty spectacular image none-the-less.

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Posted 02 February 2013 - 03:18 AM

Mike I like the original one best. It looks most naturally unprocessed to me. They are all good though :-)
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Posted 02 February 2013 - 09:29 AM

Hey Mike,
Great Shot! I like the core from V1 and the shell from V3... I would layer just the core from version 1 into version 3. I think that will make for a really awesome image!

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Posted 02 February 2013 - 11:09 AM

Thanks for the input and suggestions. It's a tough process to master as I'm trying to use only the highlights from the H-Alpha in a mask but not over saturate the rest of the data. I haven't totally got it yet even though I've watched Ken's Video 3 times, took notes etc. must be the over 50 thing.

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Posted 02 February 2013 - 02:17 PM

Ok after the input I've tried to blend the best of the two into a new version hope this is better.

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