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A further go at trying to get the colours right; the changes are subtle:
- the colour across the frame is now more consistent;
- the star colours are now are as close as I can get them to what I think they should look like ( with daylight white balance and light pollution removed ); and
- the crop is a little less aggressive resulting in the retention of a few more pixels around the outside of the frame.

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The globular star cluster Omega Centauri ( NGC 5139 ) in Centaurus  ( please click / tap on image to see larger and sharper )

The full size image can be found here

 

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Update: 3rd June Re-processed to remove slight magenta tint caused by the non-uniform removal of light pollution by the DBE process ( it was being fooled by the very bright image centre ).

The weather here has been quite bad for a while now ( thunderstorms most nights and otherwise cloudy ), so, for something to do, I went back to the original exposures I captured of Omega Centauri back

Thank you all very much for your very kind comments - I am so pleased you liked my new image. Cheers Mike    

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14 hours ago, geoflewis said:

So that's how to improve on perfection....!! ??

Thank you, but way to kind.  Really, it's just what happens when you are on holidays and the sky is completly clouded over - rework followed by tweak followed by more rework, etc., etc. .....  :)

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11 hours ago, Taff said:

What a Cluster to take a capture of.I thought m13 was nice but this is some thing else, nice work with you.Mark

Thanks Taff, much appreciated.

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11 hours ago, Jkulin said:

Mike that is Beautiful, worthy of hanging a your wall

Thanks and yes, I might end up printing this one - it is one of my favourites.  An older version from 2017 even managed to get published as an APOD ( here ) -although I think this one is much better :)

 

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