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#1 42itous1

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Posted 22 November 2019 - 10:53 AM

This is 2 hrs M45 with a very quick process. There's a lot more data in there if anyone wants to try.  My calibration files did not seem to work as well this time--so my stretch is very small.

 

https://www.dropbox....m45fit.fit?dl=0

 

 

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Posted 22 November 2019 - 12:11 PM

You definitely have a lot more data there.  Here is what I did with Star Tools (ST Log attached).  Thanks for the share.

 

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Posted 22 November 2019 - 12:25 PM

Wow, Scott

 

That is Beautiful!  Did it look to you like the calibration files are OK?

 

When I did it--there seemed to be strange gradients.  Perhaps I was mistaking the nebulosity for noise.

 

In any case--again I see that processing is for now my weak link. 


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Posted 22 November 2019 - 12:40 PM

Yes, good data in there! Quick process in PI.

 

m45fit_PIPS.jpg


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Posted 22 November 2019 - 01:05 PM

Very Nice, Bret !


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Posted 22 November 2019 - 01:09 PM

Wow, Scott

 

That is Beautiful!  Did it look to you like the calibration files are OK?

 

When I did it--there seemed to be strange gradients.  Perhaps I was mistaking the nebulosity for noise.

 

In any case--again I see that processing is for now my weak link. 

Thanks Brad.  Calibration frames seemed fine to me but I have been using mono for quite a few years now and I take it this was from your 1600MC? Yeah, post processing is an art in itself but hang in there, you will get it.  Good data like you have here also makes processing a whole lot easier.  Thanks again for the kind words.


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Posted 22 November 2019 - 01:34 PM

Thanks Brad.  Calibration frames seemed fine to me but I have been using mono for quite a few years now and I take it this was from your 1600MC? Yeah, post processing is an art in itself but hang in there, you will get it.  Good data like you have here also makes processing a whole lot easier.  Thanks again for the kind words.

Yes--I liked it so much I posted on my AB--giving you credit, of course.

 

You and Bret have given me a good baseline to shoot for :)

 

I keep wanting a new mount because I have so much trouble guiding with a CGEM --  but really I think I should tell myself that I first need to get at least reasonable at processing.

 

Once I get at about your level--maybe slightly less :)--I will start looking at something like the CEM60--or CEM40.


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Posted 22 November 2019 - 03:43 PM

Yep, you have good data.  This was done in PS.  What is interesting is that you can get a great result in StarTools, PI, and PS.  It's a matter of mastering each program.

 

Good luck.

 

 

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Posted 22 November 2019 - 04:02 PM

Nicely done Joe !

 

Yes--I have the three programs.  Just need to develop some talent.  :)



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Posted 22 November 2019 - 04:34 PM

A quick bit of PS... just levels, curves, saturation and a crop, obviously, (to be honest the file looked very nice when simply opened in Astro Pixel Processor).

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Posted 22 November 2019 - 10:16 PM

Brad,

 

I agree with everyone else: You have some fine data here. This is what I got using StarTools, with some final tweaks in GIMP.

 

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Posted 23 November 2019 - 05:42 AM

Hi Brad,

 

That's a really nice image for only 2 hours exposure time,

you captured a lot of detail!

Since it is raining and I can't image I gave your image a

try and was amazed by the amount of nebulosity in there!

I used Astropixelprocessor to remove LP and the rest in Pixinsight.

It is only a quick session processing but was fun to do!

Thanks for letting me play with your data :waytogo:

 

 

 

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Posted 23 November 2019 - 09:26 AM

Starslinger, George, and Mert

 

I love to see the different interpretations, and possibilities of different programs and aesthetics.  It gives me good baselines for my learning curve in processing.  Please keep them coming.

 

Last night I did 3hrs on Soul Nebula--will post a stack shortly :)



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Posted 23 November 2019 - 11:18 AM

Starslinger, George, and Mert

I love to see the different interpretations, and possibilities of different programs and aesthetics. It gives me good baselines for my learning curve in processing. Please keep them coming.

Last night I did 3hrs on Soul Nebula--will post a stack shortly :)

I’m exceptionally new at astro capture and process... but have decades of experience in image post-processing. The thing that will reap the most rewards for you is learning two tools that most applications have; Levels and Curves. These two tools enable you to stretch out the pixel data you have.
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