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M 42 The Great Orion Nebula w/ ZWO 071MCPro

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#1 elmiko

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Posted 24 January 2020 - 12:55 PM

https://astrob.in/full/pzdf4m/0/

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M 42 The Great Orion Nebula. 1400 light years away.
My whole goal was to try and bring out the outer nebulosity. It is the most I have ever captured on this target. Definitely need more time to reduce the noise and capture the outer nebulosity.
Seeing 7/10.
Mike

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Posted 24 January 2020 - 12:59 PM

You've captured a lot of dust Mike. Good job using LRGB only.

 

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Posted 24 January 2020 - 01:09 PM

Thanks JB! Definitely could use more time though!

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Posted 24 January 2020 - 01:09 PM

M42 frames up nicely with your scope and camera combo. You've captured a lot of dust already and your processing looks great. More integration time will be icing on the cake. 


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Posted 24 January 2020 - 01:11 PM

Yes, I agree! Thanks so much for your input John!



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Posted 24 January 2020 - 01:19 PM

Nice work Mike.  Image details on AB say you used a flattener but if you look in the corners of your image there is something going on with your stars.


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Posted 24 January 2020 - 01:26 PM

Hi Scott, yes there is some star elongation in the corners. I have been adding .5mm spacers gradually trying to remedy this. It could also be the FF I'm using. It's the ATFF2 A general FF that is for refractors between f/ 8 and f/ 6. My scope is f/5.5.  So I'm stuck with it until Astronomics sales a dedicated FF for the AT 92.

Thanks for the input!

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Posted 24 January 2020 - 01:45 PM

Beautiful!  Thanks for posting.


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Posted 24 January 2020 - 02:11 PM

Thanks for your input Clay!



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Posted 24 January 2020 - 04:38 PM

Very nice M42, congrats on a nice piece of work here with great colors.


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Posted 24 January 2020 - 04:48 PM

Really nice one, Elmiko. Sharp details and great processing.
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Posted 24 January 2020 - 04:50 PM

Thanks Churmey and Glenn! Lots of fun!

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Posted 25 January 2020 - 05:28 PM

Great image, Mike! Really well processed.

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Posted 25 January 2020 - 06:49 PM

Beautifully done!  M42 has so much details, it's very easy to blow out in processing but you really did a fantastic job of not pushing it too far.  


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Posted 25 January 2020 - 08:09 PM

Thank you so much for your input Mike!

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Posted 25 January 2020 - 08:10 PM

Beautifully done!  M42 has so much details, it's very easy to blow out in processing but you really did a fantastic job of not pushing it too far.  

Thanks so much for your time and input! I used a lot of masks! Lol!

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Posted 26 January 2020 - 11:36 AM

Hi Mike,

 

very nice image with good colors.

 

All the best

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Posted 26 January 2020 - 11:45 AM

Thanks Michael! Makes me feel like I am improving... 

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Posted 27 January 2020 - 10:51 AM

Wonderful image!! I'm trying to get something similar, but it's really hard for me.


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Posted 27 January 2020 - 11:35 AM

Wonderful image!! I'm trying to get something similar, but it's really hard for me.

Keep trying! practice makes perfect! Although I'm not there yet! Lol!



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Posted 12 February 2020 - 11:08 PM

nice 


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Posted 13 February 2020 - 09:29 AM

Very nice Mike! You captured many dust in 2.6h! And I like so much the color balance. Very natural.

 

Only a comment (for a 1:1 looker), when you applied a masked NR, you protected slightly too much the "medium-SNR" areas. That makes an effect on which background, and high SNR areas, are less noisy than that medium-SNR areas. You can fix it by tweaking the mask, or by applying the NR in several steps, from less to more protected (sorry, I don't know if I explained clearly enough).

Don't get me wrong, the image is spectacular in any way!! :)

 

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Posted 13 February 2020 - 09:40 AM

Sorry for being late to the party, Mike.  Very nice capture and processing to start bringing out the outer dusty areas.  And it gives me pause to think that some of what I thought was a gradient issue on my recent attempt is actually dust above the Running Man, and in the area diagonally down from M43.  Thanks for sharing!

 

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Posted 13 February 2020 - 03:20 PM

Thanks James!



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Posted 13 February 2020 - 03:22 PM

Thanks for your input Mert! That makes a lot of sense! I will have to try your suggestions! Thanks again! 

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