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Hallingskies

IC 405, The Flaming Star Nebula

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From earlier in the month, an HaRGB compilation acquired using my Esprit 100/Atik 460/Avalon fast reverse combo...

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20 x 300s RG, 20 x 450s blue, 40 x 300s Ha, preprocessed and registered in Astroart, colour composited and final processing in PaintShop Pro. More details here if you are interested.

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Beautiful shot of one I started last time out, at least seeing this I realise mine has a long way to go.

Alan

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This has been my favourite Xmas photo since I "discover" the flaming star. It reminds me the fireplace in a early Holy Night. 

Your image is detailed and balanced. I like how you make all the shades of the red and how is fading on the background. Stars are almost perfect (Envy this....)

One personal, aesthetic note. With a slightly different framing, maybe a little big angle to include the "flame" (in your photo the right side) the effect of a fire will be more evident.

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1 hour ago, GiorgioF said:

One personal, aesthetic note. With a slightly different framing, maybe a little big angle to include the "flame" (in your photo the right side) the effect of a fire will be more evident.

Yes, I messed the framing up.  Normally I take a single full length sub and then adjust the framing accordingly.  In this case, I started with blue frames, of which there isn’t too strong a signal.  I could see the main nebulosity was off to one side but for some reason I didn’t adjust it - I think I was too busy tweaking the guiding.   By the time I got the first sequence run finished I was too far in to change the framing as clear nights are a rare thing these days.  Lesson learned.

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1 hour ago, Hallingskies said:

Yes, I messed the framing up.  Normally I take a single full length sub and then adjust the framing accordingly.  In this case, I started with blue frames, of which there isn’t too strong a signal.  I could see the main nebulosity was off to one side but for some reason I didn’t adjust it - I think I was too busy tweaking the guiding.   By the time I got the first sequence run finished I was too far in to change the framing as clear nights are a rare thing these days.  Lesson learned.

I know what you mean. Last night, rare good sky but humidity like rain, I trusted to much the first two frames O3 and let setup go...

The anti dew was not connected to the power. Three hours just trash....

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