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jeremy9959
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Re: Ring Nebula (M57 in Lyra) new [Re: Uggbits]
      #6115816 - 10/03/13 06:24 PM

Dear Dan,

Thanks, I'll take a look at the larger TIF file and see if I can tinker with the black point. I am still feeling my way with the post-processing and I appreciate the feedback.

Jeremy


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jeremy9959
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Re: Ring Nebula (M57 in Lyra) new [Re: Whuppy]
      #6115819 - 10/03/13 06:25 PM

Dear Whuppy,

I would love to catch the central star in the ring (visually) but so far I haven't managed it. Please don't start making me want an 11" scope!

Jeremy


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Tel
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Re: Ring Nebula (M57 in Lyra) new [Re: jeremy9959]
      #6116569 - 10/04/13 05:08 AM Attachment (11 downloads)

Hi Jeremy,

Congratulations on a very nice capture of M57 which, since it's not over exposed, lends itself well to further processing.

The subject is of course, very small, (as planetary nebulae tend to be), so it might have been better not to have used the f/6.3 reducer and thus the central star would have been much easier to see. Nevertheless, a little further processing, (below), appears to (just about) reveal it.

Best regards,
Tel


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jeremy9959
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Re: Ring Nebula (M57 in Lyra) new [Re: Uggbits]
      #6116645 - 10/04/13 07:21 AM

Dear All,

The TIF file of the stacked images is here:
https://docs.google.com/file/d/0B0mB6tpfWJSiUnZnUGh2OXJnNmc/edit?usp=sharing

If anyone feels like looking at it I can use all the advice I can get on processing.

Jeremy


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Tel
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Re: Ring Nebula (M57 in Lyra) new [Re: jeremy9959]
      #6117211 - 10/04/13 12:44 PM

Hi Jeremy,

I think before anyone attempts to advise as to how you might enhance your processing, perhaps make us aware of what processing software you have available to you or intend to use. (?)

Armed with such information, this would therefore dictate the appropriate advisory guidance I'm sure you'll willingly receive from our friends and colleagues here.

Best regards,
Tel


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jeremy9959
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Re: Ring Nebula (M57 in Lyra) new [Re: Tel]
      #6117670 - 10/04/13 05:20 PM

Dear all

I have photoshop cs6, but no ap plugins.

Thx
Jeremy


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Re: Ring Nebula (M57 in Lyra) new [Re: jeremy9959]
      #6118844 - 10/05/13 11:11 AM

Quote:

Dear all

I have photoshop cs6, but no ap plugins.

Thx
Jeremy




I can recommend Astronomy Tools action set from Neil Carboni. He's got ~ 30 actions, useful for all kinds of images. $21.95, just FYI.


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Re: Ring Nebula (M57 in Lyra) new [Re: munchmeister]
      #6119359 - 10/05/13 05:27 PM

that is a great shot Jeremy. I think the people who knock the SE mount for astrophotograhy just don't understand its not designed for astrophotography, but can still do the job anyways, with a little bit of work and a lot of patience . This is a great shot! Keep up the good work.

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Re: Ring Nebula (M57 in Lyra) new [Re: HT417]
      #6123751 - 10/07/13 10:46 PM

Great shot Jeremy...makes me want to get my feet wet (more $$$)
thanks for posting ..keep it up and please post more shots


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