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Andrew*

The Dumbbell Nebula (M27) - My first RGB!

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Collected some colour data last night and processed it today. Definitely not the last process, but I just had to share it!!

About 15-20 minutes of each colour and 30 minutes luminence:

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Andrew

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You gotta be happy with that mate..

Goodun...

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Well done indeed on that one Andrew, even more so, as its your first LRGB.

It can be a tricky process, but you have managed it really well.

Congrats!!

Dave

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Thanks for all your comments! :smiley:

Yes, I'm really happy with how it turned out in the end. I will need to reprocess it again from scratch, because I'm sure I made several errors along the way...

The info:

Data: 32 minutes of each channel (LRGB) - 2 hours total

Hardware: Atik 2-HS in ED80 at prime focus on unguided EQ6

Filters: L = Astronomik CLS; RGB = QHY dichroic filters

Processing: DSS and Photoshop. Darks captured, but DSS made a mess of the result :?

Andrew

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Here's the first reprocess. Somehow I don't think there's any improvement. The stars have gone all funny-coloured... :scratch:

Poll: Better or worse than the original?

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Andrew

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I think I prefer the original (the pink stars are lovely though in the second!)

although I may change my mind at a later date..

NC

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That's a very nice capture of M27 great colour.Taff

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