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LBN 552-I'm getting the hang of dust but 25h helps new
      #6186402 - 11/10/13 11:41 AM Attachment (45 downloads)

Lynds Bright Nebula 552 is an infrequently imaged dusty region in Cepheus that contains Cohen 129 (the yellow knot of nebulosity in the dust cloud in the upper middle of the image) and a cascade of stars in the middle right. This image is a 2-panel mosaic of 118 x 10min Lum subframes (Atik 383L+ on a SkyWatcher 190 Maksutov-Newtonian) with 36 x 10min color data (modded Canon XSi/450D on a Stellarvue SVR 90T). A little more than 25h total integration.

Fun processing - I haven't done much dust before but I think I'm getting the hang of it.

...Keith


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Re: LBN 552-I'm getting the hang of dust but 25h helps new [Re: microstar]
      #6186649 - 11/10/13 01:35 PM

well worth an effort, nice target, nice image. I also made a mosaic from it, great capture here.

Mark


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Re: LBN 552-I'm getting the hang of dust but 25h helps new [Re: microstar]
      #6186654 - 11/10/13 01:38 PM

Quite spectecular ! Beautiful dust and star colours. Eerie setting.
I like it.


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Re: LBN 552-I'm getting the hang of dust but 25h helps new [Re: lambermo]
      #6186698 - 11/10/13 02:13 PM

That's a fnatastic image. Nicely processed.

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Re: LBN 552-I'm getting the hang of dust but 25h helps new [Re: microstar]
      #6186701 - 11/10/13 02:15 PM

That's awesome Keith, very well done. Keep it up!

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Re: LBN 552-I'm getting the hang of dust but 25h helps new [Re: buckeyestargazer]
      #6186721 - 11/10/13 02:26 PM

That came out excellent. Great job balancing the dust and star color, while keeping the background neutral. That must have been difficult.

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Re: LBN 552-I'm getting the hang of dust but 25h helps new [Re: buckeyestargazer]
      #6186728 - 11/10/13 02:29 PM

Thanks for the comments. Greatly appreciated.

And thanks to those who previously answered my questions about tips on dust processing many months back. That willingness to offer advice and feedback is what makes this a great forum.
...Keith


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Re: LBN 552-I'm getting the hang of dust but 25h helps new [Re: microstar]
      #6191732 - 11/12/13 10:09 PM

Very nice job! Do you have a link to a higher resolution image? Have you ever used PixInsight to process? I wish I had the data to see how it would come out using PI...

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Re: LBN 552-I'm getting the hang of dust but 25h helps new [Re: StevenMx]
      #6191862 - 11/12/13 11:24 PM

Quote:

Do you have a link to a higher resolution image?




Thanks Steven! Here is a link to a higher res image:

LBN552 large

Re PI, I'm not a PI user I'm afraid. I've thought of making the switch, but I'm intimidated by a brand new learning curve.
...Keith


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Re: LBN 552-I'm getting the hang of dust but 25h helps new [Re: microstar]
      #6192357 - 11/13/13 10:15 AM

PI Rules If you put that much into the image, aught to try PI...

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Re: LBN 552-I'm getting the hang of dust but 25h helps new [Re: microstar]
      #6192454 - 11/13/13 11:13 AM

Great job, Keith! Yep, exposure time is a must for dust.

Eric


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Re: LBN 552-I'm getting the hang of dust but 25h helps new [Re: EricCCD]
      #6192509 - 11/13/13 11:46 AM

Excellent work Keith

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Re: LBN 552-I'm getting the hang of dust but 25h helps new [Re: Nicola]
      #6192610 - 11/13/13 12:45 PM

Great details in this dusty area!!!

Kfir


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Re: LBN 552-I'm getting the hang of dust but 25h helps new [Re: kfir Simon]
      #6192654 - 11/13/13 01:09 PM

Nicely done!

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Re: LBN 552-I'm getting the hang of dust but 25h helps new [Re: Thomas Davis]
      #6193754 - 11/13/13 11:34 PM

Thanks Eric, Nicola, Kfir, Thomas. I think Eric that the shot has more to do with the 25h integration than my processing skills. And Steven and Jerryyyyy, PI may have to be a retirement project for me as I don't when I'll have time before then to relearn everything! If I had started out with PI there would be no question, but I did try the trial last year and quickly retreated to the PS I know.

Thanks again everyone for the encouraging comments.
...Keith


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Re: LBN 552-I'm getting the hang of dust but 25h helps [Re: microstar]
      #6194427 - 11/14/13 12:00 PM

Excellent!

-Bill


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Re: LBN 552-I'm getting the hang of dust but 25h helps new [Re: Bill W.]
      #6195453 - 11/14/13 08:39 PM

Thanks Bill!

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Re: LBN 552-I'm getting the hang of dust but 25h helps new [Re: microstar]
      #6199053 - 11/16/13 10:33 PM

Nice work on this dusty area Keith!
Bill


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Re: LBN 552-I'm getting the hang of dust but 25h helps new [Re: Bill Snyder]
      #6199758 - 11/17/13 11:45 AM

Thanks Bill!
...Keith


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Re: LBN 552-I'm getting the hang of dust but 25h helps new [Re: microstar]
      #6199824 - 11/17/13 12:18 PM

Very Cool!

John D


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