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Sam

NGC6946 ..... Again

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This one has more data added, so now its:

10 X 8mins

2 X 7mins

16 X 5 Mins

2hrs 54mins in total at iso 800, darks and flats used. This is my best galaxy shot so far :) . Loads more detail starting to show including some of the dust lanes. Minimal processing done on this one just a bit of levels and curves in PixInsight.

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Sam

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Just been checking unread posts of the last couple of days (quite a few) but have been warned........... "I hope your not thinking of spending all day fiddling with that computer......It is a Bank Holiday you know........ :)

Anyway,I think that is an excellent image with really nice colour in the galaxy and stars....... so had a quick 'fiddle' to just darken the background and increase the saturation a little.

Cheers

CW

Click as usual.

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Yes, It's bodied up nicely now Sam, a nice piece of work my friend. That Orange coloured star is nice too. The spirals are also well defined. A real nice result.

CW's process has certainly brought it to centre stage. I Quite like that too.

Ron. :)

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This object is really coming on for you - a very attractive spiral galaxy with some great colour and detail.

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Thats coming along very nicely Sam. I hope you dont mind had a play with your image too just to stop me going insane waiting for the clouds to part.

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Regards

Kevin

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Kevin,

How did you get the background darker without changing the galaxy?

Sam

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Sam,

I also joined the queue.

Pasted into ps. Duplicate. Filter, Noise, Dust & Scratched, 28 pixels threshold 0.

Then highlight the original, then Image, apply image, you can choose the percentage.

Then finish off with levels.

Not as good as CWs.

John

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Thanks for all your help chaps. I like Kevin's the best - it preserved more of the galaxy and looks a bit more natural IMHO. I've combined all of your advice and come up with this:

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What do you reckon?

Sam

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I reckon it's brilliant Sam, really good.

Couldn't resist having a play myself though. There is a hard gradient in the bottom left corner, I think perhaps some flats may sort that out for you.

Here's what I came up with.

Cheers

TJ

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Thanks for the compliment, nice re-edit Sam, thats looking really good now. It's amazing how many different approaches there are to processing.

Regards

Kevin

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Thanks TJ and Kevin! I used PixInsight with just curves and levels - great little application!

Sam

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Great image and nice to see the re-processing from everyone.

NC

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