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SL63 AMG
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My spin on M78 new
      #5708065 - 03/02/13 01:08 AM

This is my first image processed under new instruction.

LRGB 16x7x7x7 600s unguided subs @ 900mm FL F/3.6

Full sized image here



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Mark72
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Re: My spin on M78 new [Re: SL63 AMG]
      #5708086 - 03/02/13 01:33 AM

Nice spin Dave,

Well done, so much dust picked up.

Mark


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microstar
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Re: My spin on M78 new [Re: Mark72]
      #5708089 - 03/02/13 01:36 AM

Excellent job. One of my favourite objects.
...Keith


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DarkStarAstro
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Re: My spin on M78 [Re: microstar]
      #5708121 - 03/02/13 02:30 AM

Nice work Dave!

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vpcirc
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Re: My spin on M78 new [Re: DarkStarAstro]
      #5708136 - 03/02/13 02:50 AM

Beautiful... next year maybe I shall try again

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Re: My spin on M78 new [Re: vpcirc]
      #5708221 - 03/02/13 06:03 AM

Very nice Dave! I like it a lot.

Bob


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mattw
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Re: My spin on M78 new [Re: RStar]
      #5708280 - 03/02/13 07:52 AM

Yea, that is very nice indeed.

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WhitenerJ
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Re: My spin on M78 new [Re: mattw]
      #5708629 - 03/02/13 11:41 AM

Outstanding!!! Wow!!!

Jason


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Re: My spin on M78 new [Re: SL63 AMG]
      #5708740 - 03/02/13 12:35 PM

Beautiful Dave, fantastic detail and dust! I'd probably want to see just a little more saturation on the colors but it is what I would call a very realistic rendition of this object. Congrats!

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Re: My spin on M78 new [Re: rigel123]
      #5708793 - 03/02/13 12:57 PM

Nice work David! I think there might be a little more room for some dust in there. Its very clean looking.

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Re: My spin on M78 new [Re: JWalk]
      #5708799 - 03/02/13 01:01 PM

Very nice Dave, lots of details!

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Re: My spin on M78 new [Re: rigel123]
      #5708800 - 03/02/13 01:02 PM

Quote:

...but it is what I would call a very realistic rendition of this object.



Yeah that's it, realistic. Whatever the 'new instruction' is it's working. This shot has that 'feel' of looking at the object, not a picture of the object. I can't quite pin down exactly what produces that quality in a pic, but I know it when I see it.


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Re: My spin on M78 new [Re: Mike7Mak]
      #5708864 - 03/02/13 01:45 PM

Quote:

Quote:

...but it is what I would call a very realistic rendition of this object.



Yeah that's it, realistic. Whatever the 'new instruction' is it's working. This shot has that 'feel' of looking at the object, not a picture of the object. I can't quite pin down exactly what produces that quality in a pic, but I know it when I see it.




Mike, I think it is the "Dustiness" of the image. I imagine if we were close enough to an object such as this to really "see" it, that since it is made up of gas and dust that it is probably going to be pretty muted and not the brilliant colors we are use to in our efforts to create art.


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Re: My spin on M78 new [Re: rigel123]
      #5708898 - 03/02/13 02:08 PM

Quote:

Mike, I think it is the "Dustiness" of the image. I imagine if we were close enough to an object such as this to really "see" it, that since it is made up of gas and dust that it is probably going to be pretty muted and not the brilliant colors we are use to in our efforts to create art.



Maybe 'realistic' isn't the word I'm looking for. I agree that even traveling to these objects wouldn't let us see them as they are in pics.

It's the 'looking through a window' effect that I'm talking about. Something about the clarity and illusion of depth that I find extremely hard to produce in processing. I think a clean background and just the right colors in the starfield have a lot to do with it.

I thought dsnope's recent 3521 also had this quality...

http://www.cloudynights.com/ubbthreads/showflat.php/Cat/0/Number/5684595/page...


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Re: My spin on M78 new [Re: Mike7Mak]
      #5708907 - 03/02/13 02:18 PM

Quote:

Quote:

Mike, I think it is the "Dustiness" of the image. I imagine if we were close enough to an object such as this to really "see" it, that since it is made up of gas and dust that it is probably going to be pretty muted and not the brilliant colors we are use to in our efforts to create art.



Maybe 'realistic' isn't the word I'm looking for. I agree that even traveling to these objects wouldn't let us see them as they are in pics.

It's the 'looking through a window' effect that I'm talking about. Something about the clarity and illusion of depth that I find extremely hard to produce in processing. I think a clean background and just the right colors in the starfield have a lot to do with it.

I thought dsnope's recent 3521 also had this quality...

http://www.cloudynights.com/ubbthreads/showflat.php/Cat/0/Number/5684595/page...




OK, I see what you are saying, yes, the depth is terrific in this M78, and the FOV may have a bit to do with that too.


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SL63 AMG
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Re: My spin on M78 new [Re: rigel123]
      #5710489 - 03/03/13 11:46 AM

Thank you for all the wonderful comments. I worked hard to bring out what seemed like a natural feel and colors without cooking the image.

I looked at many M78 images and tried to imagine what it looked like through a telescope but seeing color.

Learning a process flow using a combination of CCDSTack (taught by Adam Block) combined with new training on PixInsight and a mix of Photoshop training from several sources is enabling me to finally process my own images.

It's a great feeling.

Again, thank you for the compliments.


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Re: My spin on M78 new [Re: SL63 AMG]
      #5710644 - 03/03/13 01:14 PM

It's beautiful Dave, great image!

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Re: My spin on M78 new [Re: Raginar]
      #5712179 - 03/04/13 09:55 AM

Nice work Dave, your doing a great job!

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Re: My spin on M78 new [Re: StevenMx]
      #5712703 - 03/04/13 03:02 PM

Great job Dave. I guess I need to bring John over to my place for a week too

Dean


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SL63 AMG
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Re: My spin on M78 new [Re: DeanS]
      #5712931 - 03/04/13 05:04 PM

Quote:

Great job Dave. I guess I need to bring John over to my place for a week too

Dean




I agree, but you'll need elbee also. The colaboration is quite effective.

It sure beats any of the videos available.


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