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M31 Andromeda - Third Try (Feedback wanted!)

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#1 theflyingsnakes

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Posted 24 September 2020 - 12:36 PM

Hi everyone, after a month of some cloudy skies and busy nights of homework, I finally got out to try taking a picture of Andromeda again. My first time I was proud of, but I got some good criticism about my focusing and noise issues, so I did my best to correct them!

 

 
andromeda 3

 

 

There are some noise issues still there, and I wish I got more colour of it but overall I'm much happier with this outcome than my last one. If anyone has any feedback they could give, I'd really appreciate it, thank you!

 

163 Light frames at 60 seconds each

30 Darks

30 Flats

30 Bias

 

And again used Siril to process the image.

 

 


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#2 peyoter

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Posted 24 September 2020 - 01:24 PM

wow looks really nice ! I'm trying the exact same thing, but I'm having trouble with calibration frames.. I think... trying to integrate and process with Pixinsight... well trying to calibrate and integrate for now lol.
Never heard of the program Siril, gonna google it right now tongue2.gif



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Posted 24 September 2020 - 01:39 PM

Great improvement! For my personal tastes, it seems a bit too contrasty, though. I think there's a lot more detail there that could be brought out, even though doing so will also bring out some of the inherent noise. Almost all astro-photos will have a noise component. Trying to hide it by increasing contrast, causes you to lose a lot of the faint, finely-subtle detail that makes these objects so fascinating. grin.gif




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