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Thoughts on Crescent Nebula Widefield?

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#1 jkozman

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Posted 28 September 2020 - 05:59 PM

I've really struggled processing this, so I thought I'd ask for some opinions. This is 7.5 hours with an ZWO 294MC Pro and L-enhance filter in my bortle 5-6 skies. The scope is a William Optics Z73 with field flattener. Processed in Pixinsight and Photoshop. I just can't quite get this to look the way I want. It probably just needs more integration time. The wildfire smoke is making that difficult right now. Thanks!

 

CRESCENT NEBULA

 

 



#2 Lead_Weight

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Posted 28 September 2020 - 06:31 PM

Looks pretty good to me. You can clearly see the OIII around the crescent. What are you unhappy with?



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Posted 28 September 2020 - 06:50 PM

Very nice job on the crescent, a very tough target!  Nicely done!



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Posted 28 September 2020 - 06:56 PM

Thanks- that's great to hear! I think it doesn't have quite the contrast that I was hoping for. But after looking at a few other images, I'm starting to think this may just be the way that area of sky looks.



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Posted 28 September 2020 - 07:32 PM

The framing is really nice with the crescent off-center and the nearby nebulosity more to the middle.  



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Posted 28 September 2020 - 07:53 PM

Thanks- I feel like the framing leads the eye from the bottom left to the top right.




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