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#1 petemumbower

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Posted 25 July 2014 - 08:20 PM

M13 in full LRGB glory now. I really enjoy going after globulars and this is well placed now for imaging at sunset and short summer nights.

The RGB with hot pixels were combined in DSS and that took care of that. Not sure why I cannot get either PI or CCDStack to do the same, but I will learn. Otherwise this was processed in PI with an export over to PS for web/CN prep.

Really want to thank MR and Steve for helping out with getting the RGB part of this sorted out. We have so many tools available to us now, even poor looking data can work with the right processing.

Full res and equipment stats here:

http://astrob.in/109436/B/

Thanks for looking!

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#2 Madratter

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Posted 25 July 2014 - 08:46 PM

Looking good! :) And glad to have helped.

#3 LazyLightning

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Posted 26 July 2014 - 04:20 AM

Globs are fun and addicting once you start on them. They have a certain appeal since you can shoot all your lights in a single night. I have also been trying to add some open clusters to my gallery, there is just something beautiful about a colorful star field against a dark backdrop. Nice shot of a classic Pete!

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Posted 26 July 2014 - 08:08 AM

sweet!

#5 jlandy

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Posted 26 July 2014 - 08:36 AM

holy cow that's awesome. I finally figured out DSS and was going to post my stack of old blurry unguided shots of M13, but this is too good

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Posted 26 July 2014 - 08:39 AM

That came out nicely

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Posted 26 July 2014 - 08:49 AM

Right up there with the best! I wonder if you could tone down the core a bit?

#8 Madratter

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Posted 26 July 2014 - 09:10 AM

holy cow that's awesome. I finally figured out DSS and was going to post my stack of old blurry unguided shots of M13, but this is too good


Go ahead and post them. We love to help people get better. And it is a big step for you.

#9 petemumbower

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Posted 26 July 2014 - 09:29 AM

Thanks everyone! I appreciate all the comments.

jlandy - Please do post it! Like MR said, we are here to help each other get better. I still struggle with processing and the help here and with online tutorials is priceless. Plus the feedback from others helps tremendously with the learning curve.

iverp - I too was wondering if the core was a bit blown-out. Guess I will have to work on using masks to get that part toned a bit.

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Posted 06 August 2014 - 04:33 PM

It's not much, but here it is...

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I'm pretty happy with it, still learning all the ins and outs of AP. At the advice of some other forum members I reprocessed everything with less aggressive modification. As always, any suggestions for improvement are totally encouraged

 

 


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#11 rflinn68

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Posted 06 August 2014 - 04:43 PM

How did I miss this one? Nice glob there Pete! :)

 

jlandy, I dont see an image. Can you try posting again? Maybe start a new thread for yours. :)


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#12 Raginar

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Posted 06 August 2014 - 06:30 PM

Nice job!



#13 jlandy

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Posted 06 August 2014 - 07:08 PM

How did I miss this one? Nice glob there Pete! :)

 

jlandy, I dont see an image. Can you try posting again? Maybe start a new thread for yours. :)

 

just fixed it... still learning CN3.0!



#14 petemumbower

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Posted 06 August 2014 - 07:44 PM

Thanks rflinn68! Sure is one of my better ones.

jlandy - That is a pretty good image yourself! The black looks "clipped" aka way too dark. But still a nice image.



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Posted 06 August 2014 - 10:04 PM

it's neat seeing similar stars between the pictures, rotating mine 90 degrees clockwise puts it in the same orientation. Pete you can definitely tell the difference in quality with your shot, waay more detail








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