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#1 prefetch

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Posted 18 March 2019 - 11:02 AM

bright moon, dodgy seeing, awful gradients and dust doughnuts.  probably needed longer exposures too (300 second frames.)

 

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#2 descott12

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Posted 18 March 2019 - 11:31 AM

not crappy at all!

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Posted 18 March 2019 - 11:32 AM

not crappy at all

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Posted 18 March 2019 - 11:33 AM

I don't think you need 300" exposures since your stars look really good (and you didn't tell us the exp. length). Maybe just a bunch more of them...and mercifully better sky conditions...


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Posted 18 March 2019 - 11:55 AM

Come on!! Thats a wonderful image - really very nice. And i dont say things like that lightly.

 

Wonderful colours, in particular.


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Posted 18 March 2019 - 12:01 PM

I consider this really good.

Not often do you see such red tendrils in outer arms.



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Posted 18 March 2019 - 12:27 PM

Where is the crappy part?



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Posted 18 March 2019 - 12:29 PM

...and it might just need someone to punch it again...



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Posted 18 March 2019 - 01:54 PM

If you are not happy with this picture, then you may be in the minority. So, if you can perhaps a rerun may be just the thing smile.gif



#10 prefetch

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Posted 18 March 2019 - 02:13 PM

thanks everyone - but i really wasn't fishing for compliments.  wink.gif i guess i'm just frustrated a little.  seems like when there is a clear night the moon decides to shine, and i have an alt/az mount and i'm frustrated when i saw a bunch of dust doughnuts on my frames because i can't really correct them with flats.

 

i also had to clip some of the black to get the doughnuts to go away, as well as the harshness left over from the DBE process in pixinsight. 

 

i took about 158 frames across two nights, and threw over half of them away.

 

i think i'm just venting the standard astro-photographer vent that we all feel sometimes, where we let perfection become the enemy of good.  


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Posted 18 March 2019 - 02:21 PM

We're all our own worst critics...

 

I think it's quite good.  Especially given the challenges you had.

And I appreciate you sharing it :)



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Posted 18 March 2019 - 02:42 PM

To produce a great image after going through all the challenges is what makes this such an exciting hobby.


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Posted 18 March 2019 - 03:15 PM

i think i'm just venting the standard astro-photographer vent that we all feel sometimes, where we let perfection become the enemy of good.  

So true. 

 

Adam Block had a great free PI tutorial on how to handle processing out dust motes and vignetting with DBE incase you don't already know about it. I don't know if it is still available as a freebee or not.



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Posted 18 March 2019 - 09:07 PM

Great details prefetch, so what were your sub frame exposure time?

Beautiful image. Mike



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Posted 19 March 2019 - 04:43 PM

Hello, I personally see it very well resolved, I see very detailed.

Best Regards.

Alberto.



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Posted 20 March 2019 - 07:10 AM

Great details prefetch, so what were your sub frame exposure time?

Beautiful image. Mike

each of the RGB frames were 300 seconds.



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Posted 20 March 2019 - 07:58 AM

Was calling it crappy a humble brag? lol.gif

 

It's quite nice really.




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