First image with new (old) camera
Posted 01 August 2013 - 10:16 PM
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Posted 02 August 2013 - 08:41 AM
I did rush the processing on this one. After I took the image, I let DSS chug on it while I slept and then did the post processing with StarTools in the morning before I went to work. Here is a link to the full size image.
I should be able to get some more out of it as Dwayne suggests without blowing out the core too much. StarTools has some nice features to prevent this. In fairness, he was working with a reduced jpeg. However, I am fairly pleased with it as a test image to show the capability of the camera.
Posted 02 August 2013 - 09:12 AM
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Posted 02 August 2013 - 09:45 AM
Then in DSS, I checked the check box to use the camera white balance during processing. Then in StarTools, I only had to adjust the color saturation.
The mistake I was making with my unmodded camera is that I was using a sky filter and had it set to daylight white balance. This resulted in some funky colors as seen in my attempt in the intermediate DSO challenge for M8. I should have done a custom white balance on the camera using the sky glow filter.
I know the white balance can be done during the post processing, but I am not very good at doing that. I would rather have the Camera and DSS take care of that for me or atleast get very close so that I only have to do minimal tweeks to the color.
Posted 02 August 2013 - 09:54 AM
Posted 02 August 2013 - 10:10 AM
He applies the white balance setting determined from the daytime white paper during the post processing. I took this a step further and just let DSS do the white balancing for me based on the camera's custom white balance settings. Seems to work. I have not tried this yet with the LP filter, but will need to redo the custom white balance before I try it.