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NGC 7023 - Iris Nebula

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#1 yzhzhang

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Posted 16 April 2021 - 10:38 PM

Revisit of this target after a year or so, this time I am processing with the aim to really extract the dark nebula in the scene. Lots of stuff going on here, very lovely framing/target.

 

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#2 Huangdi

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Posted 18 April 2021 - 04:34 AM

Great image! So much detail, so much dust 😍
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#3 AstronomyFred

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Posted 18 April 2021 - 05:01 AM

Geat image, nice "smokey" dark nebulae....


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#4 Ron (Lubbock)

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Posted 18 April 2021 - 11:50 AM

Beautiful capture of this popular target.  There is a lot of wispy detail in the reflection nebulae.  I have struggled to get the dark portions of the nebular correct.  Even after 15 hours of integration under decently dark skies, there was a lot of noise in the dark regions.  I needed to apply aggressive noise reduction to smooth it out.  Also, I have struggled with how much color the dark nebulae should have.  Some people render the entire Iris as nearly gray, whereas other images show contrasting aquamarine-blue with rich, reddish brown in the dark nebulae.  I'm not sure what the "natural" colors should look like, and how much of the variation I've seen is just due to processing enhancements.


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#5 Mert

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Posted 18 April 2021 - 03:24 PM

Beautiful image, very well processed and with a lot of detail in the reflexión nebula.
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