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johnrt

Bok Globules in the Rosette

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Morning all,

Despite the threat of fog last night it held off long enough for me to capture 4 hours of OIII to complete a colour version of a close-up view in the rosette nebula I have been working on.

The subs were all shot at 15 minutes using the ever superb Astrodon filters and then applied in a traditional Ha:OIII:OIII method. I wanted to keep the look of a traditional RGB natural colour scheme, but without loosing the benefits that using narrowband filters bring.

A point of interest in the processing of this image is there is *no noise reduction* applied whatsoever!!!! I am going to savour this image as it might be the last bit of constructive imaging I do for a little while, I'm switching over to an OAG instead of guidescope and will need to get to grips with the new hardware!!

I hope you like it. Thank you very much for looking :)

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Equipment list:

Filters Astrodon Ha & OIII, IDAS LP2

Camera Atik 314l+

OTA Altair Astro 6" RC

Processing in Pixinsight & CS5

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Superb!  Atik 314L wont go down without a fight.. :)

This image looks stunning and very natural, Ive enjoyed it immensely, any chance of a slightly larger post?

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As close to perfection as is possible I think :)

Great colours, just the right amount of contrast and what a fantastic alignment within the frame.

Dave.

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Love the colour in this shot, can't wait to get my OIII filter now.

You will love the OAG.

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Fabulous detail ...also like the colour, some narrow band images can look a bit harsh but this method is very smooth and pleasing to the eye...cool!  :icon_cool:  

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Wow, wow and double wow! This is fantastic. Stunning detail, beautiful colours, what an absolute peach John. Well done.

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This is a great image I really like the colour to this its superb

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Both the colour and detail are wonderful,  love it! did you shoot this at f/9 ?!?!

Chris

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The light in this image is heavenly - inspirational stuff, thanks for sharing.

Good luck with the hardware upgrade... Keep repeating "One step back to take two steps forwards"!!!

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Both the colour and detail are wonderful,  love it! did you shoot this at f/9 ?!?!

Chris

Hi Chris, I run the RC reduced to f/6.

Thank you everyone for the wonderful comments!!

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