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#1 Harel_Boren

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Posted 26 March 2013 - 11:20 AM

Here's one image that was patiently waiting on my disc to be processed, since our first travel to the Southern Hemisphere - nearly two years ago.

Since I'd imaged it, I was sorry not to have done an Ha run on the object, and was consistently reluctant to process it, until I'd recently stumbled over it again, and got the passion back again :)

It had eventually proven a nice playing ground to test some techniques I've recently acquired related to the smoke-and-mirrors game luminosity and color are playing with each other...

http://www.pbase.com...362937/original

I hope you like it, and any comments are, as always, very welcome.

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Posted 27 March 2013 - 10:53 AM

Very nice Harel. It works well without H alpha.

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Posted 27 March 2013 - 11:45 AM

Really interesting area, Harel. Beautifully processed.

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Posted 27 March 2013 - 06:21 PM

Nice Harel! I like the color and the processing.
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Posted 28 March 2013 - 05:39 AM

Interesting and beautiful image!
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#6 Harel_Boren

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Posted 28 March 2013 - 06:03 PM

Steve, Bill,
thanks for these comments - I'm truly happy to know two experts in image processing of your caliber do appreciate my work.
Thanks again,
Harel

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Posted 28 March 2013 - 06:04 PM

Thanks Jim, Zoran,
I'm truly happy you liked it!
Cheers,
Harel

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Posted 28 March 2013 - 06:56 PM

That is such a beautiful field... spectacular!

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Posted 28 March 2013 - 09:14 PM

Very nice image, Harel...tons of detail!

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Posted 29 March 2013 - 07:21 PM

Thanks Tyler, David,

I'm glad you liked it !

Cheers,
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Posted 30 March 2013 - 06:35 AM

That is such a beautiful field... spectacular!


Tyler,
A good opportunity to say - I am very fond of the Allred-Astro logo :rainbow:
Cheers,
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Posted 31 March 2013 - 04:50 AM

Hi Harel,

It would have been a shame if you wouldn't have processed this image.
Under the dark Namibian sky a NBI is not always essential for emission nebula. You really did a very nice job with this one.

Best regards,
Gerhard

P.S. I see that you have been at Tivoli Farm. I'll be there in August again. Really looking forward ...

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Posted 31 March 2013 - 04:40 PM

Hi Harel,

i don't miss Ha in that pic, i like it as you processed it!

Regards, Markus

#14 Harel_Boren

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Posted 01 April 2013 - 10:59 PM

Hi Harel,

It would have been a shame if you wouldn't have processed this image.
Under the dark Namibian sky a NBI is not always essential for emission nebula. You really did a very nice job with this one.

Best regards,
Gerhard

P.S. I see that you have been at Tivoli Farm. I'll be there in August again. Really looking forward ...


Thanks Gerhard,

I am happy you liked it, and yes, indeed Namibian skies don't require NB in many cases. In this case, I saw some NB results that showed me that the image could have benefited from Ha, to better bring out the details in the emmission / dusty part of the nebula. However, I am happy with this result, and who knows? - I might be able to add that Ha sometime down the road :)

Re Tivoli, if you change to May, we could meet each other there! And if not - Austria or Israel may be an even closer option ;)

Cheers,
Harel

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Posted 02 April 2013 - 05:35 AM

... I saw some NB results that showed me that the image could have benefited from Ha, to better bring out the details in the emmission / dusty part of the nebula. However, I am happy with this result, and who knows? - I might be able to add that Ha sometime down the road :)

This is true ( see my version I made four years ago), but there is no reason to not be happy about your RGB-version.

Re Tivoli, if you change to May, we could meet each other there! And if not - Austria or Israel may be an even closer option ;)

Cheers,
Harel


Well, reservations have been made, flights have been booked, so there is no chance this year.
So it might be Austria or Israel, who knows ;)

Best regards,
Gerhard

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Posted 03 April 2013 - 09:21 AM

Wonderful Gerhard!
Let's really think of that seriously...
Could you send me your Skype address? Let's see how we can communicate.
Cheers,
Harel

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Posted 04 April 2013 - 06:07 AM

Hi Harel,

i don't miss Ha in that pic, i like it as you processed it!

Regards, Markus


Hi Markus,
Thanks for these kind words.
I have browsed through your site, and find your processing "look and feel" very much to my taste!
Cheers,
Harel






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