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  1. This image was selected as todays AAPOD! https://www.aapod2.com/blog/hartl-dengl-weinberger-2
  2. I personally use selective colour in Photoshop for that, once you have starless SHO done with starnet you have more control over the overall look because you can edit the nebula and stars separately.
  3. Hello, here is collage of 2020 - 2021 seasons images from my observatory, The Castle of Clouds. Combined exposure time is only ~250 hours because of technical difficulties with a faulty EQ6 mount. Better luck next season I guess.
  4. Hello, I reprocessed some old data of HDW2. I wasnt really happy with the outcome before because some details were lost due to noise reduction. Now that I've had more experience in starless narrowband + RGB combination I decided to give it another try. I managed to tone down noise without losing details and improved overall contrast of the inner structure by combining the channels as HOO-RGB (previous version was HO-RGB). This also revealed the faint outter halo in OIII channel that was invisible in the previous attempt due to very faint SNR. Data is acquired with SkyWatcher Esprit 100mm f/
  5. Hi! I shot this during six diffrent nights in March and April. I had to throw lots of subs out the window due to high clouds but I managed to pull off 13 hours of good quality data from those nights. Technical details: SkyWatcher Esprit 100mm f/5.5, ZWO ASI1600MM-C, SkyWatcher EQ6 guided with ASI224MC, TS Optics LRGB and Baader narrowband filters. Ha 60x300s, OIII 32x300s, SII 53x300s, R/G/B 10x120s. Total integration time is ~13 hours. Larger image can be seen on my blog. www.evenfall.space/post/the-elephant-s-trunk-nebula
  6. Hi! Here is my latest SHO image, it was a pain to acquire the data because this target sets below treeline from my observatory very early but I managed to pull off ~two hours per night. Its almost spring so imaging season is coming to an end soon. I hope I can finish other SHO projects too in the coming weeks before astronomical darkness ends here in Finland. 27x300s SII, 30x300s Ha, 29x300s OIII. 10x120s R/G/B, total exposure time is approx. 8 hours. Larger version: https://www.evenfall.space/post/cosmic-bloom
  7. Thank you MartinB. Yes the skies are very good, the obsy is located in Bortle 3 -class skies. Here you can see a timelapse from there: https://www.evenfall.space/post/skywatch-10th-of-march
  8. Thank you for your kind comments! @gorann I left it bit more neutral on purpose. It just looked better to me that way, I guess its a matter of taste.
  9. Thank you peter. Hah yes I think I live in the cloudiest place on the planet. But I guess we all think so sometimes - especially when you buy new gear!
  10. Hi, weather has been excellent for about a week now. Here is two finished projects from my remote observatory in Finland. Both can be viewed larger on my blog: www.evenfall.space/post/eye-of-cepheus and www.evenfall.space/post/whale-galaxy Iris nebula: Skywatcher Esprit 100mm f/5.5, EQ6, ZWO ASI1600MM-C, TS Optics LRGB. L: 274x120s, R/G/B 100x120s each. Total exposure time 19 hours. Whale galaxy: Skywatcher Esprit 100mm f/5.5, EQ6, ZWO ASI1600MM-C, TS Optics LRGB. L: 90x120s, R/G/B: 30x120s each. Total exposure time 6 hours.
  11. Hello, I shot this during four moonless nights in February and March. I tried to image it only during very good conditions to get most of the background galaxies. The dimmest I found is magnitude 20. Annotated image can be seen on my blog: https://www.evenfall.space/post/markarians-chain Technical details: Skywatcher Esprit 100mm f/5.5, EQ6, ZWO ASI1600MM-C, TS Optics LRGB. L: 280x120s, R/G/B 90x120s each. Total exposure time is approx. 18 hours.
  12. Hello, here is my latest image from my remote observatory in Finland. You can see larger version in my blog: https://www.evenfall.space/post/stellar-nursery Taken with SkyWatcher Esprit 100mm f/5.5, ZWO ASI1600MM-C, EQ6 guided with ASI224MC as finder-guider, TS Optics LRGB filters. L: 128x120s, R: 50x120s, G: 45x120s, B: 45x120s. Total integration time is approx. 9 hours. C&C welcome as always.
  13. Thank you! I also made an experimental starless version with Starnet and Photoshop. I think it brings out some substle details in the background when the stars are removed.
  14. Hello, here is my latest image from my remote observatory in Finland. Its been really cloudy lately so Im glad that I managed to get enough data during brief gaps in the clouds during few nights in January and February. More info on this object can be seen in my blog: https://www.evenfall.space/post/flames-of-auriga SkyWatcher Esprit 100mm f/5.5, ASI1600MM-C, EQ6, Baader SHO and TS Optics LRGB. Ha 34x300s, SII 50x300s, OIII 70x300s, R/G/B 10x120s each for the stars. Total exposure time is about 14 hours.
  15. Thank you Paul. I used Starnet to remove the stars from narrowband channels and then I combined stretched starless bicolor image with stretched RGB image using Pixinsights pixelmath. This seems to give more control over faint details and color balance.
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