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Bob Andersson

M31 - First attempt

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Hi folks,

The earlier image was a "first attempt" not only at capturing M31 but also at processing the data. With the benefit of both feedback (thank you) and a little more thought I've tweaked the processing so here's the result:

M31_Final_1024_v1.jpg
M31 - The Andromeda Galaxy

If you click the image you can view a 2048 x 2048 pixel version. For the new version I've restored the fainter outer parts of the disk (should never have got excluded - finger trouble with a curve, I'm afraid) and removed the magenta cast at the core. I've also boosted the micro-contrast in the 1024 x 1024 pixel image above (but not the 2048 x 2048 pixel version) on the assumption that it will be viewed from a distance sufficient to preclude pixel peeping! :laugh: A few other tweaks, of course, but those are the headline changes.

Bob.

Edited by Bob Andersson

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A massive improvement! I had noticed that your RGB version seemed to have much sharper detail than you finished image, but now you've maintained all that nice detailed structure. Top class!

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Great result with the extra tweaks Bob, one of the best M31's I've seen from an amateur.

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Hi Bob that is an amazing image one of the best I'v ever seen :icon_salut:

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WOW!! this really is a stunning image Bob, you've clearly applied the skills of an airline pilot to imaging!:)

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Two professions where you feel the need to continually comment on the weather? ;)

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Wonderful image - great work :)

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When Michaelangelo was an apprentice, one of his tutors looked at a small cherub he had completed on a fresco, then silently went outside and snapped his brushes, never to paint again.

I have no brushes, but metaphorically speaking I may be in that territory myself!

If that truly is your 1st attempt, truly awesome!

Typed by me, using fumms...

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Fantastic photo! It`s stunning..

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As I came into this thread, I thought ok, I suppose this will be another run of the mill Andromeda looking the same as all the others. But this is a stunner!

Well done! I must try my own version of this now that I have all the filters.

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Hi folks,

Thanks for all the wonderful comments. The subject matter is the star of the show and this evening while looking at the Moon I reminded myself that one could fit about 16 full Moons in the frame above. Such a shame that Andromeda can't be seen in its full glory with the naked eye!

Bob.

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Look at all of them stars!! :grin:

Great job and fantastic first attempt. Not looking forward to my first imaging session.

Rob.

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:eek: enough said.....

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Not only super, but unguided @ 1,500secs!!!!!!!

Fay

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Is it at all possible to get the images back in this thread? I saw this one a while back and these were some of the most amazing images of M31 I've ever seen. I'd hate to see them lost for good!

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