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IC405 - The Flaming Star Nebula (HaRGB)

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#1 DMJoyce951

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Posted 24 March 2023 - 05:41 PM

I’ve had this data for a few months and was never completely happy with what I had so I decided to reprocess it today and thought I would share the results. This has always been my favorite nebula

 

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Taking a second look, maybe I oversaturated the stars but I like them better than the washed out white stars I usually end up with.
 
- H: 100 x 180” (5h)
- R: 45 x 120” (1h 30m)
- G: 45 x 120” (1h 30m)
- B: 45 x 120” (1h 30m)
- 9h 30m Total Integration Time
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- ZWO asi224mc (guide camera)
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- Antlia 3nm Ha & V-series RGB filters

 


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Posted 24 March 2023 - 06:23 PM

I'm in your camp on the over saturated stars, honestly I wouldn't have noticed without a prompt.  This is a great image, obviously a lot of work involved, the result is obvious!


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Posted 24 March 2023 - 06:32 PM

I'm in your camp on the over saturated stars, honestly I wouldn't have noticed without a prompt.  This is a great image, obviously a lot of work involved, the result is obvious!

Thanks! I’ve finally reached that point where I’m trying to put in the extra effort on making my stars look decent. BlurXTerminator has helped shrink them down quite a bit here and using arcsihn stretch on the separated stars has helped as well I think.



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Posted 24 March 2023 - 06:34 PM

I'm in your camp on the over saturated stars, honestly I wouldn't have noticed without a prompt.  This is a great image, obviously a lot of work involved, the result is obvious!

Ah, just noticed you’re in Lexington as well, hi there neighbor!




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