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M31 - third attempt

Third attempt at M31 and my second reprocessing attempt. After watching Adam Block's excellent PS tutorial (Cosmic Canvas) I decided to incorporate two additional techniques into my PS workflow: Shadows and Highlights for increasing colour in the RGB image and HDR toning for increasing contrast in the synthetic luminance layer. LIGHTS: 42 x 300s + 23 x 600s; DARKS:30; BIAS: 100; FLATS:40. Taken with a Trius SX-26C and SW ED80.

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Beautiful photos, Alan. I especially love the detail and color you brought out in M42.

You the man!:headbang:




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Reggi - thanks for the comments on the gallery images :happy7: 

(by the way, I assume you mean M31 - unfortunately,  M42 is hidden from view by lots of trees from my current obsy location)

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Hi Cec - thanks, yes, I was happy with my latest M31 (I think my attempts are slowly improving). :happy11:


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