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darkforce
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Something for your soul... new
      #5539137 - 11/25/12 05:32 PM

Hi,

late September, I had the chance to collect some Photons from the
Soul-Nebula with my QSI 583wsg and the Astrodon 3nM Filters.

It is a pity, that the Soul seems to be No.2 behind the Heart, because
it is a fascinating Area with tons of small globule and other great stuff.

So here is a preview:



A higher resolution with all the data can be found at my HP:
GOTO Darki's HP

Thanks

Immo


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Re: Something for your soul... [Re: darkforce]
      #5539144 - 11/25/12 05:39 PM

This is near perfect Immo! Beautiful image.

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microstar
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Re: Something for your soul... new [Re: broca]
      #5539425 - 11/25/12 09:13 PM

Very nice.
...Keith


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Re: Something for your soul... new [Re: microstar]
      #5539453 - 11/25/12 09:36 PM

I'm ready for the Encore... Nice going so far.

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bill w
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Re: Something for your soul... new [Re: JWalk]
      #5539536 - 11/25/12 10:33 PM

great job
love the central clearings


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Re: Something for your soul... new [Re: bill w]
      #5539702 - 11/26/12 01:06 AM

That is one awesome image!!

Congrats!!

Dhaval


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Re: Something for your soul... new [Re: dhaval]
      #5539772 - 11/26/12 03:00 AM

Great work,

Lovely colours and details. Central part is amazing.


Mark


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darkforce
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Re: Something for your soul... new [Re: Mark72]
      #5539803 - 11/26/12 04:30 AM

Thanks for your fantastic feedback !

Regards

Immo


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Oleg Bryzgalov
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Re: Something for your soul... new [Re: darkforce]
      #5539822 - 11/26/12 05:34 AM

What a beautiful picture of the soul! Congratulations, Immo!

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Re: Something for your soul... new [Re: Oleg Bryzgalov]
      #5539831 - 11/26/12 05:47 AM

Congrats Immo ... there's a tons of details.
Great result.

All the best,
Leo


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Re: Something for your soul... new [Re: Leonardo70]
      #5540134 - 11/26/12 11:16 AM

Wonderful image Immo! I can always count on you to provide something for me to strive (and probably fall short) for!

Steve


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darkforce
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Re: Something for your soul... new [Re: yock1960]
      #5540464 - 11/26/12 02:56 PM

Oleg, Leo, Steve,

I'm really, really excited to hear your very kind words.
I greatly appreciate it !

Best wishes

Immo


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Re: Something for your soul... new [Re: darkforce]
      #5540579 - 11/26/12 04:07 PM

That's a terrific image, Imo!!

David


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darkforce
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Re: Something for your soul... new [Re: David Pavlich]
      #5541633 - 11/27/12 08:03 AM

Thanks so much, David !

Regards

Immo


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Re: Something for your soul... new [Re: darkforce]
      #5542040 - 11/27/12 12:37 PM

Immo,

This is an impressive image... Thanks a lot for sharing it.

How do you mixed the channels? I really love the colors!

Cheers,

Jose


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darkforce
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Re: Something for your soul... new [Re: tjugo]
      #5542351 - 11/27/12 03:38 PM

Hi Jose,

Thanks very much !

I've used for the main picture LRGB = HA / SII / OIII / OIII

But if you use this, in most cases you get those salmon color
like in classic HA-L-R-G-B images, cause the SII - channel
is as weak as the red channel (at the classic HALRGB) in
comparison with the strong HA-Data.

So to get better color results (nearly deep red), I use a second combination, a classic
RGB = HA / SII / OIII (so red is the strong HA-channel)

I use this one only to get a better "red" into the image.

For the OIII-Part I use:

RGB = SII / OIII / OIII

So the weaker SII channel gives a better result in the "natural-look" combination, because OIII is normally the weakest.

I use Photoshop Layer Technics and turn it to "color". Then use the percentage slider
to control the intensity (for red the HA/SII/OIII and for Blue the SII/OIII/OIII)

And I use two different kind of basic material. The main is the material, I described above.
The other, to push the nebula is the Tonemapped versions, but made similar to the above
images, but only without stars and more stretched.

Those starless ones, I use only max. up to 25% but in most cases 15-20%, if my aim is to get a natural look.

Hope this helps a bit. But, every Object has his own rules and the described technic is not cooking recipe.
You have to take a look at the intensity of the channels you got and then to to find a way, to get the right
colors btw. what you want to show.

Regards

Immo


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Re: Something for your soul... new [Re: darkforce]
      #5542482 - 11/27/12 05:02 PM

Beautiful Immo, terrific depth of field you were able to accomplish!

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Re: Something for your soul... new [Re: darkforce]
      #5542581 - 11/27/12 06:17 PM

Quote:

Hi Jose,

Thanks very much !

I've used for the main picture LRGB = HA / SII / OIII / OIII

But if you use this, in most cases you get those salmon color
like in classic HA-L-R-G-B images, cause the SII - channel
is as weak as the red channel (at the classic HALRGB) in
comparison with the strong HA-Data.

So to get better color results (nearly deep red), I use a second combination, a classic
RGB = HA / SII / OIII (so red is the strong HA-channel)

I use this one only to get a better "red" into the image.

For the OIII-Part I use:

RGB = SII / OIII / OIII

So the weaker SII channel gives a better result in the "natural-look" combination, because OIII is normally the weakest.

I use Photoshop Layer Technics and turn it to "color". Then use the percentage slider
to control the intensity (for red the HA/SII/OIII and for Blue the SII/OIII/OIII)

And I use two different kind of basic material. The main is the material, I described above.
The other, to push the nebula is the Tonemapped versions, but made similar to the above
images, but only without stars and more stretched.

Those starless ones, I use only max. up to 25% but in most cases 15-20%, if my aim is to get a natural look.

Hope this helps a bit. But, every Object has his own rules and the described technic is not cooking recipe.
You have to take a look at the intensity of the channels you got and then to to find a way, to get the right
colors btw. what you want to show.

Regards

Immo




Immo,

Thanks a lot for the detailed explanation.

I process my images exclusively in Pixinsight and while I can follow your workflow it is impossible to reproduce it with PI.

I really need to learn some PS, since now I am shooting narrowband exclusively I need a way to deal with the limited chromatic information I am getting.

Cheers,

Jose


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mcarroll
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Re: Something for your soul... new [Re: tjugo]
      #5542777 - 11/27/12 08:40 PM

Excellent image Immo!

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darkforce
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Re: Something for your soul... new [Re: mcarroll]
      #5543315 - 11/28/12 06:27 AM

Warren, Mike,

thanks a lot !

@Jose: You are welcome

Regards

Immo


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