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#1 hefyjefy

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Posted 11 April 2021 - 08:13 PM

Current setup is:

Orion ED80T CF Triplet APO (f/6 480mm)
Orion Sirius EQ-G mount.
Orion 60mm Guide Scope with Webcam
Orion Off Axis Starshoot Auto Guider.
Canon 100D SL1 DSLR (Full Spectrum, cooled)
Remote focusser (analog)
PHD2
BYE v3.1
Baader UV/IR filter.
Stellarium with EQMOD and EQdirect.
Processing in Siril v996 or DSS and Photoshop

 

I have had some nice images using this setup but mostly lets say "easier" bright, colorful targets, (M31,M42, Flame, California, Bode/Cigar etc) now moving to more difficult images I am finding that the results are rather colorless.  Attempting to bring out any color in processing results in everything looking rather red or brown tinted, a result I suppose, of the missing IR filter in the camera.

 

Is there anything that might help?  Maybe a different filter?  Or is this simply a limitation of the setup or possibly my location (Bortle 4)?

 

Geoff

 



#2 asanmax

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Posted 13 April 2021 - 01:58 PM

DSS is known to produce some colorless stacks. I would typically work on the channels individually because I use a full spectrum modded camera as well.

When the image is color balanced, you may want to play with the saturation settings.


Edited by asanmax, 13 April 2021 - 01:58 PM.



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