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M81 & M82 Bode's & cigar Galaxies

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#1 Greg M

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Posted 04 December 2021 - 09:54 PM

M81, also known as Bode's Galaxy is the larger of the two galaxies on the right.
M82, also known as the Cigar Galaxy is the smaller of the two galaxies in the upper left.
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Explore Scientific ED152CF APO, ZWO 2600mmPro Camera, iOptron CEM70EC Mount, Captured using NINA, Processed with PixInsight
Exposure Details:
Gain 100, Offset 50
26x 4 min exposures - Red
20x 4 min exposures - Green
25x 4 min exposures - Blue

Total Integration time = 4hrs 44mins
Taken from a dark sky site approx. 50 miles north of Las Vegas.

 

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Posted 06 December 2021 - 05:25 AM

Nice retention of the galaxy core and I love the color balance.
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#3 Greg M

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Posted 06 December 2021 - 09:29 AM

Thanks.

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Posted 06 December 2021 - 09:59 PM

Same data, different processing. I was fooling around with the same data today and made it a point to NOT look at my previous version. I wanted to see what I would come up with with fresh eyes. Looking at it next to the original version I think this one is too blueish.

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Posted 26 December 2021 - 05:26 PM

Yet another go at the same data. I feel like with this one I was able to produce the colors of my first version with the exposure detail of the second, bluer version.

Thoughts? Just fooling around with old data while these clouds are bothering me.

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Posted 26 December 2021 - 06:00 PM

#3 gets my vote. Well done
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Posted 26 December 2021 - 08:40 PM

Nice job! #3 for the win!


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Posted 26 December 2021 - 08:53 PM

#3 as my vote. 


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Posted 31 December 2021 - 01:53 PM

Also, Holmberg IX to the lower right of M81.



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Posted 31 December 2021 - 11:22 PM

I think if you hit that latest with green removal you will like the colors. SCNR tool in PI.
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Posted 31 December 2021 - 11:28 PM

I think if you hit that latest with green removal you will like the colors. SCNR tool in PI.

Like so?

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Posted 01 January 2022 - 05:40 AM

Careful with the candy!

There ain't any free sugar around in the universe.

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Posted 01 January 2022 - 07:01 AM

Like so?

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Definitely up to you!  It does look better to my eyes, although the HA is a little pink.  Honestly, the fun part with processing data is that there are so many ways to "interpret" it.


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