Quote:Scott if you don't mind try this file out and see if you can do anything with it. It is looking a little better to me. I used imagemagick to get around the dss saving issue and I switched dss to standard mode from mosaic. The mode shouldn't make a difference but it might help.http://sdrv.ms/154NAcz
Celestron C-8 SCT
Gary Honis modified Canon 450D (Baeder Mod)
MonoMods monochrome Canon 450D (Debayered, Baader filter, LPF1 removed)
ONAG On-Axis Guider
Starlight Xpress Lodestar Autoguider
Canon EF 200mm f/2.8L II USM
Olympus Zuiko 50mm f/1.8
Quote:Thank! That really does look much better. The key seems to be using imagemagik to take the autosave and convert it, really "unbox it", to 16 bit. I just downloaded your psd file and I'm going to try and learn how to do your processing routine.
Quote:I have been reviewing what you did. The only area I'm having a hard time understanding is how you did the lab color b channel increase.
Quote:astronomical images will have very little green (the general exception being planetary nebulae)
Televue 85/TRF-2008 field flattener, Meade LX200 10", Manfrotto 055SSB tripod/410 geared head/AstroTrac TT320X-AG/056 3D head, GM-8/Gemini, 10 Micron 1000 HPS, Canon 40D (unmodded), Canon 450D (modded w/Astronomiks clip-ins - UV/IR, OWB), Coronado SM60/Lunt B1200/WO diagonal, Baader Herschel Wedge Leeds Sky Clock Ripon Sky Clock
Quote:Quote:astronomical images will have very little green (the general exception being planetary nebulae)You have totally forgotten about comets - can be the greenest of all astro objects!