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#1 ManuelJ

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Posted 19 August 2019 - 02:09 AM

Hi,

 

This time I tried straight RGB, without L, and I found that in this equipment (130 GTX and 9u), there is no need for L filter. So I may be removing it in the near future in favour of OIII filter, which may get more use.

 

48560880912_4745bc2a01_b.jpgIC 5146 by ManuelJ, on Flickr

 

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Manuel.


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#2 lucam

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Posted 19 August 2019 - 05:20 AM

Beautiful work, Manuel. Very different look from most of the widefield views around the Cocoon with striking aesthetics. 



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Posted 20 August 2019 - 10:46 AM

Hi, Manuel,

 

unusual colors, interesting image, good idea! smile.gif

 

cheers

Andreas



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Posted 21 August 2019 - 12:57 PM

That's a lot of stars. Nice wide field Manuel.



#5 ManuelJ

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Posted 22 August 2019 - 03:45 AM

Thanks all!

 

I've used the color with an old 4 pane mosaic with a bigger refractor. You can check the photo here:

 

48584834077_072dbd374b_b.jpgIC 5146 by ManuelJ, on Flickr


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Posted 22 August 2019 - 04:05 AM

That may be the most colorful background of stars that I've ever seen (post #1). Very effective and with a good balance of colors. However, I wonder what it would look like with fewer stars and a bit less color saturation.



#7 ManuelJ

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Posted 22 August 2019 - 04:45 AM

That may be the most colorful background of stars that I've ever seen (post #1). Very effective and with a good balance of colors. However, I wonder what it would look like with fewer stars and a bit less color saturation.

 

I've never been a fan of star removal techniques.

 

Saturation is pretty much straight what came from the CCD. Just a bit of saturation curve. Images coming from this equipment are pretty much boring in terms of processing. There is no much you can do. No need for noise reduction, sharpening... Just a masked histogram stretch and a bit of saturation.




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