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The Fossil Footprint - NGC 1491

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Hi all, here's my latest effort in SHO drizzled.

Total integration was 

27 x 600s Ha

17 x 600s Oiii

19 x 600s Sii

Processed in PI. Also added a large Tiff and a starless image for those that like them. 




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Cheers everyone, I prefer my images with stars but some nebula do look great without, not this one though.

It was my first real attempt using Starnet++ to do any tweaking, separating stars and nebulosity and tweaking the colour curves separately makes things so easy.

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Wow both of those are beautiful - the subtleties of the colours.  Agree that the one with stars 'feels' better - almost like a portal floating out there & I think the stars add some perspective to the whole thing - ethereal.

The starless one reminds me of a portion of a religious fresco you might see in an old church - just needs a dove in there somewhere!

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6 hours ago, MarkAR said:

You can almost imagine it's the view Lucifer had after being thrown out of heaven.

Great call.  From Paradise Lost:

"Him the Almighty Power

Hurled headlong flaming from the ethereal sky

With hideous ruin and combustion down

To bottomless perdition, there to dwell

In adamantine chains and penal fire" 😮

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