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SteveL

M42/M43/NGC1977 from Kelling - come to daddy!! )

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A vast improvement on last years Orion Neb shot from Kelling, so I`m happy with this one.

I`ll be happier still when I can shoot this from my garden and do it the many hour session it deserves with 600s subs for the fainter stuff, some 300s for the mid, and some 45s ones for the core. Roll on winter!

OTA: NS8GPS @ f/2 (Hyperstar v3)

Guiding: William Optics ZenithStar 66 SD + DSI-C + PHD

RGB Imaging: QHY8 + MaximDL, 20×60s + 20x300s, IDAS

Stacked: DeepSkyStacker

Post Process: ImagesPlus + PSCS2 + Noel Carboni’s AstroTools

(Note: Updated image, the funky QHY8 shaped reflection has been cloned out, and the larger version is a lot smoother in the darker areas)

(Click on image for larger version)

m42_20080925_wip2_800.jpg

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Wow Steve loads of colour and detail in this one.

Magazine quality.

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Thats stunning Steve :smiley: Makes me just want to give up though when I see my efforts.... :bino2:

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Wowser (think there are going to be a lot of Wowsers over the next few days as the Kelling images appear in numbers)

My bank manager is telling me to ask you hyperstar guys to stop posting images...

Makes my M42/M43 effort look positively feeble :smiley:

Billy...

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Don't think there's much you haven't pulled out there Steve. Never seen as much dust. Looking forward to the Iris.

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Gulp, i hate you Steve , you are making this weeks judging so darn hard , but i must say this is prob one of the best i have seen, really deep ,colourwise , i love it ,very smooth work Steve,

Mumble mumble mumble . :hello1:

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Just peachy!!!!

Have you got the non-jpg version on-line anywhere?

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Have you got the non-jpg version on-line anywhere?

I can arrange that for you later... first day back at work and all that hassle, so give me a day or two

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Just peachy!!!!

Have you got the non-jpg version on-line anywhere?

Ditto Steve when you have got 5 mins spare :smiley:

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Incredible Steve, I'm always amazed at how much dust there is outside and around the main HII region. Awesome image. :smiley:

Thanks Will, expect the large version in your mailbox in the next day or two.

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Steve, this image is very monitor dependent. My monitor at home is pretty well calibrated and everything looks a bit over blown. However, on my work monitor it looks perfect. My work monitor isn't great though and badly clips the black point. It's the same with M45. I know you've done a lot of work on calibrating you monitor but I'm not convinced it's right - may be ok for publishing but maybe not for web presentation. Would be very interested to know what yfronto makes of it since he's into monitor calibrations as well.

I wouldn't comment if it weren't for the fact that this image is so good

Hope you don't mind me mentioning it

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Stunning amount of detail pulled out between the Running Man and M42 and also in the surrounding area. Although it's a shame about the reflections of the QHY8. Any ideas why this has happened in this and M45 but not in other images you have taken?

Regards

Kevin

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First class Steve, You've caught so much extra nebulousity that M42 itself isn't so easy to recognise anymore !!

Looks fine on my monitor BTW.

Cheers

Rob

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Steve, this image is very monitor dependent. My monitor at home is pretty well calibrated and everything looks a bit over blown. However, on my work monitor it looks perfect. My work monitor isn't great though and badly clips the black point. It's the same with M45. I know you've done a lot of work on calibrating you monitor but I'm not convinced it's right - may be ok for publishing but maybe not for web presentation. Would be very interested to know what yfronto makes of it since he's into monitor calibrations as well.

Calibration is a great standard... everyone has their own :smiley:

I have used the company's Spyder 2 pro on my laptop screen, my second screen at work, and my two photonvision 2 screen at home on my desktop machine. I recalibrate all the monitors whenever the software says its been a while since it was last calibrated (2 months? 3?). The colour balance, contrast and brightness I see on my own screens here on my laptop and at home on my desktop is also what I see when I print it out on my Kodak AIO 5300 (on Kodak paper) at home and the HUGE (A0) Epson printer we have at work, which is also what I saw when my Rosette was POTM in S@N Magazine.

So long as everything that I use for display shows pretty much the same result (or as close as you can, given the different display types), I`m cool with that.

On the other hand, the image above is not as "contrasty" and saturated as I would have liked (compared to last years efforts), so may have another go at this one later in the week.

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Looking foward to viewing this one on my Monitor when i get home,the works one does show it down slightly on contrast, but it is only a tad down , this is still an amazing image ,Steve can you clone out that reflection when u do a final process.

Rog .

And i would like a print of it when you have please for my obs wall . just let me know how much ,

First in there heheheh

Rog

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