After finally "biting the bullet" and starting to use my reducer that's been in its box, unopened, for six months, I'm quickly learning that imaging at 410mm and f3,9 is a completely different animal than 600mm and f5,6!
To compound things, I decided to go for a target I've never shot before: The Horsehead and Flame nebulae, containing the infamous Alnitak
Even though I had read-up in advance and tried to follow the advice I found, I'm still struggling with processing what I humbly believe is an otherwise pretty good image but which is "ruined" by that monster - would appreciate advice and input regarding both how to capture better data next time and how to make the best of what I got this time!
- Askar FRA600 with 0,7 reducer
- ZWO 294MC Pro, unity gain, cooled -10C
- IR Cut filter
- 61 x 120s subs
- Guiding around 1.0
- Bortle 4-ish
- Darks, Dark Flats, Flats
- PI WBPP
- Color Calib
- EZ Suite: Deconv, Denoise
- Game script (multi-point gradient mask)
- Soft Stretch
- Process Stars and Starless individually (Arcsinh, MMT, Color etc etc)
- Pixelmath recombine
- Photoshop "touch up" and finish
Edited by Chrisofweden, 24 January 2022 - 03:03 AM.