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First small step with Andromeda with a Star Adventurer and Canon at 200mm

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#26 Alen K

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Posted 20 December 2019 - 11:22 AM

Post processing? Yes, , I processed it the best I could in photoshop, stretching the histogram and adjusting the curves. But I’m not very good at it which is apparent from the blue colour over all. And the core is blown out completely.

I'm really just a beginner at post processing myself but I have been able to get passable results (including the image I linked to near the start of the thread) using just free software, including RawTherapee, Sequator, rnc-color-stretch, GIMP, Siril and PixInsight LE (the latter from way back in my film days). But many people manage everything except stacking in Photoshop so if you already have it... 



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Posted 18 January 2020 - 10:36 AM

58 x 60" lights

28 x 60" darks

Canon EOS 600D, Sigma 70-300mm lens at 250mm, Skywatcher Star Adventurer.

 

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#28 JDShoots

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Posted 18 January 2020 - 11:30 AM

Wow Kev, look at that, and only 1 hour of integrated time.   This is a huge improvement over the last few you've posted.   I love seeing the dust lanes in the disk.     


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Posted 19 January 2020 - 09:51 AM

Wow Kev, look at that, and only 1 hour of integrated time.   This is a huge improvement over the last few you've posted.   I love seeing the dust lanes in the disk.     

Thanks JD. I got another hour+ on it again last night.....



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Posted 20 January 2020 - 06:57 AM

I'm now up to two hours and 24 mins on this..

 

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#31 JDShoots

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Posted 20 January 2020 - 11:31 AM

And more dust lanes appear.   Nice!  

That last one was too yellow, and you over compensated a little on this one:)  But it is nice to see more detail coming into the picture.  


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Posted 20 January 2020 - 03:17 PM

**** dude that's some serious improvement in a very short time. Very nice pic and way to go.



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Posted 20 January 2020 - 04:03 PM

I'm now up to two hours and 24 mins on this..

You have indeed come a long way in a short time! I think you are getting about as much as you could in that length of exposure. For comparison, here is a 300mm image from Bortle 3-4 that shows about the same level of dust-lane details. It too has color problems (but different). Only 54 minutes, which is about the advantage I would expect shooting in somewhat less light pollution. 



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Posted 20 January 2020 - 04:38 PM

nice




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