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Laurin Dave

Something from the weekend - the Flaming Star Nebula

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Captured over last weekends clear nights, 3.3 hrs each RGB and 4hrs Ha through Esprit150/SX46 and 1 hr G, 2hrs B and 6.5hrs Ha through Esprit100/ASI1600.  Processed in Pixinsight and Photoshop, the ASI1600 B and G data was taken in an attempt to enhance the reflection nebula, which I think it did.  Much use made of StarNet++ to produce starless images which were used as masks in Photoshop to a) mask stretch the blue and green components of the reflection and b) to merge two final images, one with small stars and one with greater nebulosity.  I reckon its worked rather well.. C and C welcome

Hope you like it and thanks for looking .. 

Dave

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oops forgot Selective colour
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Very nice result Dave. Your processing is really good, I like the softness of the blue reflection regions, which looks very natural to my eye, whereas it can appear too harsh in some images that I've seen. Well done.

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3 hours ago, geoflewis said:

Very nice result Dave. Your processing is really good, I like the softness of the blue reflection regions, which looks very natural to my eye, whereas it can appear too harsh in some images that I've seen. Well done.

Thanks Geof,  the reflection bit is tricky,  it tends to disappear when you add in the Ha.

Dave

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I reckon its worked rather well.. C and C welcome

I would certainly say so! Very nice!

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A beautify image and an interesting process. I must try StarNet++ on nebulae. From this and other posts it is making it much easier to balance up the components where you have a lot of stars present. COmpare with my IC405 taken at the same time with an OSC camera. It's nice to see the Milky Way starfireld, but it doesn't half get in the way!

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Thanks all.

1 hour ago, old_eyes said:

A beautify image and an interesting process. I must try StarNet++ on nebulae. From this and other posts it is making it much easier to balance up the components where you have a lot of stars present. COmpare with my IC405 taken at the same time with an OSC camera. It's nice to see the Milky Way starfireld, but it doesn't half get in the way!

It certainly helps control the stars and nebulosity separately..  Been fiddling again, here's a version with further enhancement to the reflection nebula - hopefully not too harsh for you Geof.

Dave

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11 minutes ago, Laurin Dave said:

hopefully not too harsh for you Geof

well.... I can live with it. Seriously is a superb image and the blue reflection still looks great :thumbright:

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Really nice image. Colours look amazing and well balanced.

Derek

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Fabulous image Laurin and perfectly framed.

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On 25/01/2020 at 15:55, MartinB said:

Fabulous image Laurin and perfectly framed.

Thanks Martin...  I use the Framing Mosaic Wizard in SGPro..  then just push a button :)

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Beautiful image there Dave, I was say that is as good as i have seen, you have done yourself proud. The framing is very nice too.

Alan

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2 hours ago, alan potts said:

Beautiful image there Dave, I was say that is as good as i have seen, you have done yourself proud. The framing is very nice too.

Alan

Thanks Alan... 

Dave

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looks great, well done...

 

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Yes, Dave, you nailed that nebula!

I need to try that StarNet. It is a [removed word] that it does not work on my Mac so I would have to go back and forth on a Windows machine.

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Thanks Goran..  StarNet’s a really good tool and the Starless images have many uses..  I used to swop back and forwards between a Mac and Windows machine, a bit time consuming but well worth it.  Just make sure the images are properly registered before doing it..  as it’s a bit tricky registering without any stars! 

Dave

 

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