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IC 410 and the Tadpoles in Color

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#1 Madratter

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Posted 02 November 2013 - 06:37 PM

With data I gathered the other night, this now has 4 hours of Ha, and another 55 minutes of color data.

http://astrob.in/624...allery/regular/

Since the share button appears to be broken in Astrobin with the new upgrade, you may need to click this:

IC 410 and the Tadpoles in Color

#2 shawnhar

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Posted 02 November 2013 - 07:37 PM

Link worked for me
WOW! Those tadpoles look electric! Very smooth, I can't see any noise at all in the full resolution!
Fantastic image

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Posted 02 November 2013 - 08:10 PM

Very nice image - I use those 'headlights' on the tadpoles for judging and these look as good as can be hoped for :)

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Posted 02 November 2013 - 08:56 PM

Great color and contrast! Everything is nice and smooth. What is your workflow for the noise reduction?

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Posted 02 November 2013 - 09:08 PM

Nice picture.

#6 Madratter

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Posted 02 November 2013 - 09:44 PM

Thanks Shawn, Jim, and Brian. I was really pleased with how it came out.

Brian, I used the noise reduction in StarTools for the Luminosity (Ha) data, although I did back away from the defaults to get more detail. I used tgvDenoise in PixInsight for doing the noise reduction on the color data.

PixInsight, StarTools, and Photoshop were used in the overall processing.

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Posted 02 November 2013 - 11:46 PM

Very nice image Madratter! :)

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Posted 03 November 2013 - 03:20 AM

This your best image so far :) I really like it! Noise free and doesnt show any smoothing artefacts and it is very pretty too!

#9 Wouter D'hoye

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Posted 03 November 2013 - 03:55 AM

Very sweet image. xcellent data and processing.

Wouter.

#10 Madratter

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Posted 03 November 2013 - 08:24 AM

Thanks Wouter and Hilmi. :)

Hilmi, I'm much happier with the data I'm getting from my AT8RC compared to the C8. And on top of that, I have finally figured out some things processing wise that are helping too. :)

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Posted 03 November 2013 - 08:32 AM

I like it. Are you shooting (pun intended) for "Most Prolific Poster"? :grin:

#12 Madratter

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Posted 03 November 2013 - 11:36 AM

I like it. Are you shooting (pun intended) for "Most Prolific Poster"? :grin:


Hehe. :crazy:

With the amount of money I have dumped into this hobby this past year, I better be using the equipment. :p

Fortunately, I'm really enjoying it.

#13 Jeff2011

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Posted 03 November 2013 - 01:31 PM

Your investment has just paid you a dividend.

I noticed that RC has changed your target choices. Not that I don't like galaxies, but it is good to see your skills and talents applied to other targets.

#14 Madratter

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Posted 03 November 2013 - 04:57 PM

Thanks Jeff.

As for target choices, it is more about weather and phase of the Moon than any change because of the RC. I love galaxies, but they require dark skies. Ha I can shoot any time. Part of why the Tadpoles and the Rosette just got put out in color is that with the Moon down, I was finally able to get the RGB data I needed for them. Fortunately, I didn't need a lot of time doing RGB for them.

That said, while I plan to work on a galaxy tonight (the Mini-Sombrero in Pegasus) I also plan on working on Messier 78 in Orion. Since it is a reflection nebula, I need good Moonless skies for it as well. Messier 78 happens to be a favorite of mine visually.

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Posted 03 November 2013 - 09:09 PM

Nice detail and color. I love how tight your stars are.


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