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steppenwolf

M33 I think the 'M' stands for 'Misty'

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This image took a lot of work and I'm really not that happy with it - despite there being 31 subs. of 400 seconds each, I just cannot get any good detail out of it - did I get the focus wrong perhaps? The sky conditions were very damp indeed so this could just be that I was shooting through a haze of water droplets!

m33_280908_l.jpg

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Looks good from here Steve. Focus is spot on. A bit lacking in contrast which suggests mist. A tad green maybe, nice star colour though

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Steve

We're our own fiercest critic..... I posted one of M33 a couple of days ago and was re-working it last night, as I think my first effort is too "crunchy" on the contrast :smiley: . I'll be re-posting it this evening.

I think your image is spot on (albeit with a bit less green in the background as Martin noted).

cheers

RB

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Your too self critical Steve. All the Images I've seen of M33 look misty.

It looks A1 to me, and it's size and framing are spot on too.

Ron. :smiley:

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Its a fantastic shot but like you say... at 31x400 sec you would almost demand it. Maybe it got misty during some of the time.

Matt

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Steve, there's nothing wrong with that apart from the camera needs an aqualung! Great shot, bad conditions or not.

Tony..

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I have to agree with the other guys,Steve. You are are your own worst critic. :smiley: I think the 'misty' effect of the galaxy is rather cool!I've had a quick lunchtime crack at reducing the greenish tint to the background and with a bit more work I think you will have a cracker image there.

Cheers

CW

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Thanks for all your comments folks - very helpful indeed. I was concentrating so much on the lack of crispness in the galaxy itself that that I had overlooked the green tint but Cloudwatcher's re-work has made it crystal clear that the green is an issue that I will have a go at later!

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Well, I have had a little play and attacked the green but you probably know what it is like when you have worked on the same image for a long time, every change in one direction has an adverse effect somewhere else so I will have a proper play later!

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Hi Steve

I tried this and thought it misty so dumped it, However it wasn't anywhere as good as yours, I will try it again if I get a good night.

Robin

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Nice one steve.. the comments have already been made...

With imaging opportunities so rare this year so far i'm just grabbing anything I can ...

Billy..

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I've seen that effect myself Steve, and it is I'm sure a haze that you were imaging through.

That said, its all there, and very nice it is too.

Dave

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Mr. Messier, probably one of the most unlucky 'astronomers' of all time and he wasn't even meant to be collating DSO's!

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Looks sharp enough Steve. Just one of those occasions where you do everything as per usual and the results don't match your expectations, so I reckon it must be atmospherics. I think M33 is particularly susceptible to the conditions when we shoot it in the Autumn.

Mark

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Looking good Steve, Very natural looking shot a little tweak to the green channel and it will be spot on. :)

Mike.

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'Tis proving a little tricky this one but on my monitor, the green is improved on this version as is the overall noise:-

m33_280908_l-gr.jpg

Edited as there were all sorts of problems with the image upload!!

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Steve I hope you dont mind... my calibrated monitor is showing a gradient should be easy to remove with gradx

Colours better though - didnt comment on this from work as i cant trust the calibration on that one..

Billy..

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