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The Wizard in H-alpha

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#1 Bokchoy Ninja

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Posted 03 July 2020 - 09:36 PM

Hello all,

 

Wanted to share my most recent acquisition. It is the second target I've shot with my new ASI1600MM and 6nm H-alpha filter after upgrading from a DSLR.

 

Collected 6 hours of H-alpha data for this target last night under a full moon from my local dark site. Stacked in DSS and minimally processed in Photoshop (levels, curves, star reduction, noise reduction).

 

Planning to collect SII and OIII as soon as the opportunity presents itself and make something more colorful.

 

Critiques welcome!

 

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Edited by Bokchoy Ninja, 03 July 2020 - 09:43 PM.

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Posted 03 July 2020 - 09:41 PM

very very successful, I love the black and white photos, I find that the detail is more present.
I don't know this region.
well done and thank you.


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#3 Bokchoy Ninja

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Posted 03 July 2020 - 09:42 PM

very very successful, I love the black and white photos, I find that the detail is more present.
I don't know this region.
well done and thank you.

Thank you for the feedback. I too love the contast-y, spooky vibe of the black-and-white renditions. False color processing is a bag of worms that I'm not looking forward to opening, to be honest.


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#4 scottinash

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Posted 03 July 2020 - 09:50 PM

Oh wow!  Thanks for sharing this!!!


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#5 SonnyE

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Posted 04 July 2020 - 10:28 AM

Black and White is a very classic form of photography.

No distractions, no weird flavorings by Post Processing wizards trying to put pizzazz in an image.

Just clear clean joy to get into.

Besides, what do you see when you look up at night with your naked eye (Glasses OK if needed)?

You don't see a bag of Skittles. You see white stars on a fairly black background.

Classic.

Look up with some binoculars. Bigger stars and clusters. Still classic B&W.

 

And right now, the wiz is easy to grab in the N/E sky (even with the obnoxious Moon).

 

If you don't already, you might enjoy all the attributes of Stellarium and it's ability to run your mount.

It's a Planetarium Program with telescope control.

 

Well done little Cabbage! waytogo.gif



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Posted 04 July 2020 - 10:32 AM

... False color processing is a bag of worms that I'm not looking forward to opening, to be honest.

Takes me all of about 10 minutes in pixInsight. Learning pixInsight, well that's another story.



#7 Ryou

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Posted 04 July 2020 - 11:10 AM

Lovely image, and honestly I think I may like it better than some of the other examples I've seen of this in SHO and HOO. In fact I feel like this is one of the targets where SHO doesn't really do too much for it so don't blame you wanting to skip/"worry" about the other channels. 


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