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#1 JukkaP

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Posted 12 October 2019 - 03:56 PM

Here is my version of the legendary nebula NGC6960. Really lovely and bright target to shoot. I did 9x900s HA and 13x900s of OIII. Some of the OIII was shooted trough heavy mist. Really like the end result. 

 

Please C&C welcome. I want to learn to process these images better. 

 

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EQ-6

SW esprit 80

Asi 183 pro mono

Astrodon 5nm narrowband filters

 

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Posted 12 October 2019 - 04:18 PM

That is a stunning Eastern Veil Nebula! The framing and color is simply superb! And 15 min. Subs with your Atlas! The stars are so nice and round and tight! Excellent work!


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Posted 12 October 2019 - 06:22 PM

Looking good! Glad to hear Voyager worked well for you!



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Posted 13 October 2019 - 12:57 AM

Thanks for the comments! The 900s exposures is working great for me and for asi 183. Really like the end result.


I have been using voyager for year now, its worked good on all my images.

I dont like the competition in our forums at the moment about the suite we use :). So please dont bring it to every topic ;).
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Posted 13 October 2019 - 09:08 PM

That's a really nice image, Jukka.  The colors came through very well.  I'd make two suggestions.  First, I think it would be fine with less noise reduction.  You've got good data, so I think it would look a little more crisp.  Second, I'd leave the background a little higher.  I actually like more faint stars in the background.  But these are just my thoughts.  It's nice just as is.

 

Kevin


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#6 JukkaP

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Posted 14 October 2019 - 01:46 PM



That's a really nice image, Jukka.  The colors came through very well.  I'd make two suggestions.  First, I think it would be fine with less noise reduction.  You've got good data, so I think it would look a little more crisp.  Second, I'd leave the background a little higher.  I actually like more faint stars in the background.  But these are just my thoughts.  It's nice just as is.

 

Kevin

Thank you Kevin for you comment. Much appreciated. I did little too unnatural background for the image, as I only had 10's exposures each filter. There was too much noise to my taste. The nebula could have been more crisp, you are right. I tested few iterations of unsharp mask and lightened the nebula. Its better viewed on small screen. 100% zoom the previous version was better. I have trouble getting the stars back to the image after I have removed them, still learning the art of processing. So they are just screened to the nebula image in photoshop.

 

2nd try:

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