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#1 ac4lt

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Posted 12 September 2019 - 06:07 AM

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To me, the "trunk" looks more like E.T.'s finger than an elephant trunk, at least in this framing, but we will go with convention. smile.gif

 

I got a tad more than three hours on this at the Almost Heaven Star Party and hoped that would be enough, especially considering how M16 did with half that time, but when I got home and started to process the data I decided that it could use more. Fortunately, the following weekend was clear and I managed another 3+ hours. That seemed to make a big difference in processing. The total is 7.3 hours. I'm assuming the AHSP data dominates the SNR contribution but the additional data from home really helped make it easier to stretch.

 

I'm all caught up on data now and between full moon week and clouds I'm not sure when the next chance will appear but it was fun to have lots of data to process for a while!

 

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Posted 12 September 2019 - 07:48 AM

Well done indeed!


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Posted 12 September 2019 - 07:54 AM

Well done indeed!

Thanks!



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Posted 12 September 2019 - 08:13 AM

I love the  E.T. Finger.  I'm gonna start using that  :)



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Posted 12 September 2019 - 08:31 AM

Another nice image Linda....I'm starting to see a processing style emerge

 

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Posted 12 September 2019 - 08:39 AM

I love the  E.T. Finger.  I'm gonna start using that  smile.gif

I’ve found my purpose in life...to be a bad influence on others. :)



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Posted 12 September 2019 - 08:42 AM

Another nice image Linda....I'm starting to see a processing style emerge

 

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Thanks, Terry! I’m starting to feel more like I’m having a plan and less like I’m flailing about with PI. Your comment is a wonderful validation of that feeling!


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Posted 12 September 2019 - 02:02 PM

ic1396-srbg-1024x778.jpg

 

To me, the "trunk" looks more like E.T.'s finger than an elephant trunk, at least in this framing, but we will go with convention. smile.gif

 

I got a tad more than three hours on this at the Almost Heaven Star Party and hoped that would be enough, especially considering how M16 did with half that time, but when I got home and started to process the data I decided that it could use more. Fortunately, the following weekend was clear and I managed another 3+ hours. That seemed to make a big difference in processing. The total is 7.3 hours. I'm assuming the AHSP data dominates the SNR contribution but the additional data from home really helped make it easier to stretch.

 

I'm all caught up on data now and between full moon week and clouds I'm not sure when the next chance will appear but it was fun to have lots of data to process for a while!

 

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Beautiful image, Linda.  But, not ET's finger.  To me it looks like a small woodland creature, crouched down, looking hopefully up at the star above to protect it from the black menace that is circling and rising to the right.  There's a whole Disney movie captured in that one image...  Nicely done.


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Posted 12 September 2019 - 02:09 PM

I like that, Greg! I wonder what the psychiatrists would make of all of our interpretations! :)


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Posted 14 September 2019 - 04:22 PM

Fantastic image Linda. I’ve imaged this but in NB, but tempted to have a go at it with LRGB - your image has put that back on my to do list! I looked at the stats but didn’t see any LUM data? Did you create a synthetic LUM? 



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Posted 14 September 2019 - 04:41 PM

Thanks, Mike! I didn’t take any luminance, just RBG. I did a couple of luminance-only steps inPI like noise reduction , LHE and sharpening but I never explicitly created a synthetic luminance.



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Posted 14 September 2019 - 04:46 PM

Nice wide field image Linda and the post processing is very good.


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Posted 14 September 2019 - 04:49 PM

Very nice image Linda, that came out really well!

I also images the trunk in RGB but with a OSC camera.

Typically the Trunk is imaged in NB so this is a refeshing look!


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Posted 14 September 2019 - 08:51 PM

Mert & Steve, thanks!


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Posted 15 September 2019 - 08:12 AM

Beautiful image, Linda.  But, not ET's finger.  To me it looks like a small woodland creature, crouched down, looking hopefully up at the star above to protect it from the black menace that is circling and rising to the right.  There's a whole Disney movie captured in that one image...  Nicely done.

I've always seen a mythological creature from the bible

 

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Posted 19 September 2019 - 08:48 AM

Very nice image Linda! waytogo.gif  reard

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Posted 19 September 2019 - 09:01 AM

Thank you, Martin!




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