Looking at images posted over the course of time (and their respective acquisition details) I've seen two common themes of how people allocate acquisition time to each channel (all things remaining equal - gain/expsoure length, etc):
Lum - 50% of overall exposure time
R/G/B - 50% of overall exposure time (divided equally between the R, G & B channels)
L/R/G/B - all channels at 25% of overall exposure time
What I'm trying to understand is if there is a generally accepted "standard" of time allocation per LRGB channel, or does it matter on the target selected? Does length of exposure time or camera choice have anything to do with it, or is it simply preference? With limited clear skies in the Northeast, I'm hoping to maximize the little time I have to image with using the optimal acquisition technique. I've tended to go the 50% Lum and 50% RGB (split evenly between the 3) route and I've liked my results....
Edited by reddog1972, 12 June 2019 - 10:58 AM.