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M13 First DSO

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Ok well with huge thanks to grant for the Raw, bias and dark frames i have managed my first DSO M13, satcked and registered in DSS and processed in PS

Ok so its 30 secs of each and total of 4mins 30 secs @ iso 1600 i think

Comments welcome!

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Nice one Darren!!! Great to see the end result!

The only thing I would say - at the levels stage, if you don't bring it down quite so much you won't get the burnt out center bits - its a bit of a balancing act though between bringing out the detail and not letting it get burnt out... Hopefully some others might have some tips they can share!

Bet you can't wait to get out there doing some capturing now!

Cheers,

Grant

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great Darren , nice to see you getting started , and a pretty good one to start, it takes time getting things just right , but keep at it, you are doing fine

Rog :wink:

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Ok well redone in photoshop on the advice of grant!

Which do you prefer

Heres original

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And here the new one

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Hope thats better! Comments welcome again!

Darren :wink:

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I like this malarky! Very addictive isnt it!

mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm roll on money for new gear hehehehehehehehehehehehehehehehe (laughing like the devil)!

Thanks Rog

Darren :wink:

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An excellent start. Even as this post develops you are making progress :thumbright:

I assume its a DSLR you are using. As a general rule longer (if you can) and more subs and lower ISO values - max I use is 800 ISO.

John

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Ok i promise this is the last time i edit the pic so heres my final attempt! I think theres a little less noise in this on but managed to keep the stars real good (i think)

Darren :wink:

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Good stuff mate and what progress in the course of the thread!!

I can see where you are going with the 3rd one, but the second is still the best for me. It might be that our monitors are set up different but the second has a better, (although noisier), background. Number three has the background too heavily clipped.

The second also holds onto the clusters star colours better. The second is the best for detail in the core,(not as burnt out).

Just wait till you are knocking out your own raw frames :wink:

Anthony

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Drop the speed to ISO800, extend the exposure to 45-60 seconds, take a LOT more frames (30 minutes worth or more), and you`ll have a cracking image there

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Darren, I will probably get shot for this, but miss out the bias, flat and dark frames until you need the last 10% of the image quality. this makes it a lot more fun (as in easier) to get going with the processing. You'll get something that looks really nice with a lot less hassle.

When you get your first stunner, thats the time do start doing it properly, like I might one day. :wink:

Kaptain Klevtsov

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