I recently imaged M45 for the first time and would love some input on my processed image. Overall, I’m somewhat happy with the results as this was taken from my backyard close to Denver (bortle class 6-7). I was surprised I was able to pull as much nebulosity as I did but feel I over processed the image at the same time and created too much noise. It seems like if I don’t over process the image I get very little nebulosity. I also noticed a lot of vignetting as I stretched the curves and adjusted the levels which led me to crop heavily. The image still has a lot of vignetting and appears very soft. I am wondering if something is off about the AutoSave TIF file. Maybe something didn't register properly when stacking in DSS or maybe it's user error while doing the imaging and or in post Still new to this hobby and trying learn and improve.
Here is the link to the raw file:
Feel free to give it a stab if you would like. Would love to see what other people can come up with.
Additional details below:
Total Exposure: 1hr 44 min
William Optics Z61 w/field flat
No LP filter
Stacked in DSS
Thanks and I look forward to your input!
Edited by T-Rango, 12 November 2019 - 05:34 PM.