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#101 aeroman4907

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Posted 06 March 2018 - 04:39 PM

First time processing this type of data, as well as using STF in PI.  Fun little experiment - colors just based upon what I liked.

 

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Posted 07 March 2018 - 11:14 PM

Here's my take on the NA Nebula...

 

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#103 Vaagstrom

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Posted 21 March 2018 - 05:31 PM

Wow really nice clean data. Had a go at NA Nebula. Thanks for sharing

 

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Posted 25 March 2018 - 10:23 AM

Real nice data Bill.  I worked on the PacMan last night, but even after getting the jpeg image down to under 500 kb, still unable to upload it.

 

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Posted 30 March 2018 - 08:28 AM

Took a couple of stabs at Elephant Trunk data. Again I used PI for registration, stacking and combining with pixelmath then finished of in PSCS6. Didn't worry about any noise reduction here as I don't think the data needs any

Thanks again Bill for the data

Here is the first one

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#106 Vaagstrom

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Posted 30 March 2018 - 08:31 AM

And here is the second one with different pixelmath combination

Cheers again Bill

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Posted 30 March 2018 - 09:32 AM

On a bit of a roll now. Thanks again to Bill for providing the data

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Posted 01 April 2018 - 08:21 AM

Can not help myselftongue2.gif. Oh boy thanks again to Bill for letting me get some serous practice in.waytogo.gif   My go at the Pelican.

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Posted 05 April 2018 - 04:41 PM

And a Bubble to finish off with...... Time to go and sort out my new obsy build

Thanks again Bill for sharing your excellent data

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Posted 05 April 2018 - 08:13 PM

Wonderful images. I am so glad that people are still getting a lot of value out of working with this data. :) 



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Posted 09 April 2018 - 12:38 PM

E.T.

 

Calibrated & stacked in PI. ABE each integrated image. Noise reduction on OIII only and combined with pixelmath. Many trials with pixelmath and not happy with any. I had 3 versions; fire engine red, orange orange and plum crazy purple. After much experimentation I ended up with a red that I was somewhat happy with and a toned down orange I liked. Extracted a luminance from one of these. I did a masked stretch on the color files, didn't like what I was getting with arcsinhStretch (I use this most of the time). I then opened the three files in PS and blended parts of the two color images together, added L, played a lot with levels...

 

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Posted 13 April 2018 - 01:06 PM

Had some spare time and thought i'd have a go at the Jellyfish. Went for a more agressive approach with the processing on this one at the expense of the stars not quite cutting it. Still had fun with this. PI and PSCS6 used for processing

Cheers again Bill

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Posted 14 April 2018 - 12:17 PM

Wow, that bubble nebula data really taxed my metered connection! 


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Posted 14 April 2018 - 12:40 PM

Wow, that bubble nebula data really taxed my metered connection!


Now that's dedication! That's a great data set. Easy to work with, plenty of color options in the blend.

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Posted 15 April 2018 - 01:35 AM

Hello all,

 

There have been a lot of new faces popping up here in B&II, and I wanted to go back through and share out links to all of the data I have provided in the past for people to process. If you are new, this is a great opportunity to play with some good data, and if you are not new, this is a great way to hone those skills! Regardless, I know a lot of people across the US are facing poor weather, so what better time to reshare all of this wonderful data? grin.gif

 

These are all Narrowband integrations, but do not let that scare you from trying! Narrowband data, if anything, allows for a vast realm of artistic influence and endless opportunities to blend to your hearts content. flowerred.gif

 

Without further ado...

 

Pelican Nebula, HA/OIII/SII

https://1drv.ms/f/s!...cTJjU4K7Bjpp3XQ

 

Crescent Nebula, HA/OIII

https://1drv.ms/f/s!...jiZ4oTE9CQ8AKog

 

North America Nebula, HA/OIII/SII:

https://1drv.ms/f/s!...4P1909X7V8BBuSA

 

Elephant Trunk Nebula, HA/OIII (NOTE: Elephant Trunk data is also lights and calibration frames thus you will need to process from the ground up)

https://1drv.ms/f/s!...-TbvJtm9_40MLAg

 

Bubble Nebula, HA/OIII (NOTE: Full integration data provided, you will have to roll your own masters from ground zero!!)

https://1drv.ms/f/s!...vDCeArjD41sSLhg

 

PacMan Nebula, HA/OIII

https://1drv.ms/f/s!...U3ErgReajDalWDQ

 

PacMan Nebula Revisted, HA, OIII, SII (Very high quality data, best data I have taken yet)

https://1drv.ms/f/s!...aCYbPyb101CeFTQ

 

 

The vast majority of this data was taken with a Takahashi FSQ106ED and a QSI690WSG-8 camera. The PacMan Nebula data was taken with a Takahashi TOA130 and the QSI690 camera, and to this day remains the best set of data I have ever managed to get. I believe the full Bubble set of data was taken with the TOA130 as well. All integrations were done on a Astro-Physics 1100 GTO CP4 mount, and use Astrodon Narrowband filters. Processing of masters was done in PixInsight. 

 

Let me know if you have any questions. All I ask is that if you publish your processing of this data somewhere, just please give me credit for acquisition. Otherwise, have fun, learn a thing or two, and to steal the advice from Goofi, let the data guide you to what you want to make of it in the end.

 

Thanks,

Bill 

This is awesome! It has been cloudy here and I ended dipping my fingers in the Hubble archives! I would sure like to check that data you are sharing here.

 

Clear Skies

 

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Posted 15 April 2018 - 01:42 AM

Faris,

 

Have at it! :) 



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Posted 26 April 2018 - 10:13 PM

Okay I'm brand new to astrophoto processing, so this is good practice.  This is the NA Nebula.  I thought I'd crop in a bit, and give it a 16:9 aspect ratio.  I used APP for combining the channels and creating an initial image.  Then opened in PS to give it some more punch and to crop it.

 

I may have overdone it a little.  I need to practice subtlety.  smile.gif

 

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Posted 27 April 2018 - 03:18 PM

This is fun!  I had a go at the Pac Man Nebula.  I'm trying to be subtle in my processing, but I suck at subtle. smile.gif  Again, combined in APP, then into PS for some sharpening, dodging/burning, saturation, star size reduction (the manual way, no actions, had to look up how), and cropping.

 

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Posted 27 April 2018 - 03:21 PM

Right on! Narrowband is fun to work with (and to take, since LP isnt a big factor). Keep working at it.  waytogo.gif



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Posted 27 April 2018 - 03:36 PM

Right on! Narrowband is fun to work with (and to take, since LP isnt a big factor). Keep working at it.  waytogo.gif

Thank you for providing this data to practice on.  Like I said, I'm brand new to this, this last one was only the 3rd astrophoto I've ever processed.  Definitely a beginner, and this is giving me some good practice.


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Posted 01 May 2018 - 09:36 PM

No problem, glad to help the community. I get enough help from folks around here, that it is the least I can do to contribute back. waytogo.gif



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Posted 03 May 2018 - 11:45 PM

Since sharing is caring...

 

Here is a new set of data I am sharing for people to play with!

 

https://1drv.ms/f/s!...l9O2v0YlIcMWmnQ

 

This is M51 in LRGB. In this share you will find a set of Drizzled and non-drizzled masters of LRGB and HA data. This data was captured with a TOA130 at 1000mm w/ the TOA67 Flattener and a QSI6120 camera. The moon was 50-60% during the capture, so this data will need some work by folks to produce something good.

 

Since the rest of the data I shared here was all Narrowband, I figured adding some LRGB would be good for this thread. 

 

Enjoy and good luck!



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Posted 03 May 2018 - 11:52 PM

Here's my try at the Elephant Trunk.  Processed entirely in APP.

 

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Posted 03 May 2018 - 11:53 PM

Excellent work. Great star management, and I am always a fan of the campfire color blend you have here. Looks great.


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Posted 04 May 2018 - 12:06 AM

Another share... 

 

https://1drv.ms/f/s!...6C_3QSeSKKCUUlQ

 

This is M13 in RGB. The integration is very short. Only 1.6 hours of data, and the moon was over 90%. I had some config issues with my PHD settings for my mount, so the second half of the data was significantly better than the rest. This is not a hard process though, since the data actually cleans up pretty nicely. There is a flare in the red master on a star that I am not sure about its origin, but it is what it is. 

 

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