Pompey Monkey Posted October 17, 2016 Share Posted October 17, 2016 (edited) Almost an accidental image captured over several nights earlier in the month - I was actually testing the HEQ5 with the Esprit 80 for a for forthcoming trip to La Palma, and one thing led to another (as the actress said...) This has been a bit of a slog for me: Learning many new techniques in PI. The image is not perfect by any means - over-saturated star cores due to the masked stretch, to name but one. And I'm still having problems with gradients, but I guess that's light pollution for you! About 40*300s of RGB each, another 60*300s Lum, and 12*1200s Ha. I used the lot to create a "super luminance master". I blended the Ha into the Red channel with "max(Ha,LRGB_R)" in pixel math. This is subtle, but really enhances the emission nebulae on the outlying regions. Not perfect, but still an awful lot to be happy about, especially the multitude of individual stars in the outer spiral arms! Definitely worth a look at full size All comments welcome. Edit: it's nowhere near as black-clipped as this on my image Edit2: It looks vastly different on my two monitors... Edited October 17, 2016 by Pompey Monkey SGL black clipping/need another monitor 5 Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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