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#1 vpcirc

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Posted 14 November 2013 - 01:43 PM

NGC 7380


Mapped narrowband with RGB stars
HA 14 x 1200
OIII 12 x 1800
SII 14 x 1800
Shot November 2013 NM Skies

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Posted 14 November 2013 - 02:12 PM

Now thats how I want mine to look one day. Wonderfull imaging you should be proud :goodjob:
Nice stars!
Clear Skies
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Posted 14 November 2013 - 04:47 PM

I showed your image to my mount/camera and told them "That is what it should look like, do you get it now!"

I'm hoping they were listening and do it right the next time I'm out :)

Seriously though, that is an amazing image!

Guylain

#4 Bill W.

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Posted 14 November 2013 - 07:00 PM

Great shot Mike!

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Posted 14 November 2013 - 07:32 PM

Thanks Sonya, Guylain, Bill

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Posted 14 November 2013 - 07:53 PM

I showed your image to my mount/camera and told them "That is what it should look like, do you get it now!"

I'm hoping they were listening and do it right the next time I'm out :)


Seriously though, that is an amazing image!

Guylain



That's funny!!!! Great shooting Mike. Crispy!

#7 vpcirc

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Posted 14 November 2013 - 08:35 PM

Thanks for your wizard eye Jimmy!

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Posted 14 November 2013 - 09:02 PM

Nice work Mike!

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Posted 15 November 2013 - 04:27 AM

Nice work! I love the HST Palette.

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Posted 15 November 2013 - 02:47 PM

Thanks Louie, Steve

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Posted 16 November 2013 - 06:46 AM

That's a super shot. I really love the rgb star mapping.
Mike, perhaps you've done so before, and I've missed it, but
can you explain your procedure for the rgb star mapping
for NB images? Thanks! Matt

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Posted 16 November 2013 - 04:51 PM

Thanks. I've actually started a new method. I now make a star mask in PI and save it as a tiff. I then take the RGB layer and put it on top the NB. I add a mask, then put the star mask inside. (ctrl-c to copy the mask, then alt click in the mask and ctrl-v to paste it in) I change the blend mode to color. Here's a screen shot of what it would like before working on the rest of the image. I would actually do this last after working on the narrowband.

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Posted 16 November 2013 - 04:57 PM

If you don't have PI to make a star mask, you can do it with in PS by Ctrl+click in the channels panel. Your stars will highlight, then expand by 4 pixels (depends on your star size) then feather by 2 and ctrl c to copy

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Posted 16 November 2013 - 05:05 PM

Then paste the layer on top and change the blend mode to color and all the color stars are brought over. I don't like this method as much as in this case, the selection also picked up part of the brighter parts of the nebula. Those can be lasso'd out, or my case I just painted that area out.

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Posted 16 November 2013 - 05:07 PM

The reason I prefer the first method now, is because I can make the star mask from the HA layer in PI only apply the color to the stars that actually appear in the narrowband. That means less star reduction work later to highlight the detail that narrowband provides.

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Posted 16 November 2013 - 10:20 PM

Nice Image Mike!!
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Posted 17 November 2013 - 09:10 AM

Thanks Bill






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