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stepping beyond

It's been a while with the weather n all

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4 nights , too many clouds and I finally collected some quality data after trashing over half of it . Lrgb composite,  my rendition of the " Ring nebula" Track n stack   .  I've got to get a handle on this new software {Aip4win} It's still a work in progress increased 200% , I don't think it's too bad for my 1st Lrgb" Ring nebula."  It's a learning process for sure , The " All seeing eye" ! Now to figure out how to get all the stars into my lrgb image , I went TO  processing and they turned blue then over half  vanished. Help ? I rotated the lrgb after I blew it up and after I saw the stars disappear. asi174MM cooled/efw mini 5 pos -10c 20s lxd55 mount.

LRGB m57 1st run Pscs2 2nd.jpg

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I think you have the resolution nicely and could use that later as a luminance layer, but I don't think the colour reflects reality. I'd try to create the wider field with credible colour and then use the high res images as luminance over that (speaking strictly off the top of my head...)


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Yes ,  Olly the color is something else but, I'm trying  my best to figure out how to get the colors to go where I want them to.  Its a challenge and I'll try what you suggested Thank you Ronnie. 

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Nice smoke ring... personally I prefer the grey scale image.

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MarsG76 , My big downfall is getting used to newer processing software to get the colors right and formulating a workflow that'll work with images taken with the camera slightly off each night that I took the data . I've got my camera and focuser marked but, looking through the data you can tell it's been rotated slightly to the left. 

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If you have the possibility to image a few nights in a row, try to leave the camera attached to the scope. I try to do that, and just remove the scope with camera attached, each night. It makes it eadier to set up again the next night, and the camera stays aligned.

Btw, if the luminance is much brighter than the colour data, it tends to wash out colours in lrgb combination. Red become pink, and deep blue becomes pale blue. If you stretch the luminance less, you'll see that colours become richer in lrgb combination.

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