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M33-my first successful galaxy image

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#1 chongo228

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Posted 09 November 2019 - 03:32 PM

Full size https://www.astrobin.com/tqrb72/

 

My first successful (to me) processing of a galaxy. Taken with a TMB 130ss, Astronmik filters, Orion Atlas Pro, and a  ASI1600mm-c. Around 11 hours total....5 on L, 5 total of RGB, and only an hour of Ha. Taken with Sharpcap Pro and edited in Pixinsight.

 

C&C welcome....I think I pushed sharpening too much so I went back and blended it with the original image some to soften it up. Let me know if you think I pushed it too much.

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Posted 09 November 2019 - 07:07 PM

Color, guiding, detail are great, and you showed the Ha regions nicely!

 

"I think I pushed sharpening too much..."

Yep.  Still the case, even blended.  That would be my only criticism! :)



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Posted 09 November 2019 - 08:20 PM

Color, guiding, detail are great, and you showed the Ha regions nicely!

 

"I think I pushed sharpening too much..."

Yep.  Still the case, even blended.  That would be my only criticism! smile.gif

Thanks....kinda what I suspected but I've been looking at this image so long I may be a little bias. The more I look at it I also think I pushed the color saturation too hard trying to get more blue out of it....which came out to be more blue-purple. I might go back and do this one again.

 

I wish there was a forum just for processing and critiquing of images....it's hard to fix something if you can't put your finger on what looks "off".



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Posted 10 November 2019 - 05:21 AM

It’s a nice image, but I agree, it looks over sharpened.

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