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Blast from the past.

2 years ago, when I got the Samyang 135mm f2 lens, I couldn't wait for the winter to come so I can shoot Orion widefield.
Well I did shoot it but I forgot about the data and 2 days ago when I decided to redo some of my 135mm work I stumbled upon this untouched data and I went to work 😁

Details and full resolution on my astrobin account  https://www.astrobin.com/5i2906/?nc=user

Emil

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Blast from the past. 2 years ago, when I got the Samyang 135mm f2 lens, I couldn't wait for the winter to come so I can shoot Orion widefield. Well I did shoot it but I forgot about the data an

That s a beautiful image.  I bet that you wish you had processed this sooner.  

That's a cracking shot. When you see these wide field images of orion you are always made aware of the extent of the nebulosity. Not something you would think about when I first started out. 

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Thank you for the kind comments. ☺️

1 hour ago, Snoani said:

That s a beautiful image.  I bet that you wish you had processed this sooner.  

To be honest, I'm glad I did it now and not earlier because in the last 2 years I picked up quite a few new tricks and I don't think I would've managed to get a result close to this one,

The RGB data is not great with a lot of gradients caused by the light pollution. It would've looked much better if it was shot from a dark location but sometimes you got to work with what you've got.

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That's a cracking shot. When you see these wide field images of orion you are always made aware of the extent of the nebulosity. Not something you would think about when I first started out. 

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That is just outstanding Emil, especially for being DSLR. Congratulations!

PS. My only minor comment would be not to have such a big and central signature on the image - it distracts at least me from the image. I like there to be a signature in the corner so I can identify the photgrapher but let the image speak for itself, especially a nice one like yours.

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I think that's one of the best images I have seen for Orion.  A lot of details and somehow very elegant! Well done!

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6 minutes ago, AndysAstroPix said:

Stunning!  🤩 Curious as to how you have processed the stars to create the lovely soft haloes around Altinak etc.?

 

Yes, I am also curious about the star processing. Starnet? With a wide field lens like the Samyang 135 you usually get nearly drowned by the star field.

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3 hours ago, gorann said:

That is just outstanding Emil, especially for being DSLR. Congratulations!

PS. My only minor comment would be not to have such a big and central signature on the image - it distracts at least me from the image. I like there to be a signature in the corner so I can identify the photgrapher but let the image speak for itself, especially a nice one like yours.

Thank you! I usually reduce the opacity so it doesn't stand out that much. I probably forgot to do it for this one. 

2 hours ago, AndysAstroPix said:

Stunning!  🤩 Curious as to how you have processed the stars to create the lovely soft haloes around Altinak etc.?

 

 

2 hours ago, gorann said:

Yes, I am also curious about the star processing. Starnet? With a wide field lens like the Samyang 135 you usually get nearly drowned by the star field.

The halos are generated with the StarSpike Pro ad on in photoshop and for star reduction, I did use starnet in pix to create a mask and with that mask I used the EZ star reduction script which seems to work very well. On top of that I used the Ha stack as luminance a few times but only at 15%. I think I might've used the star reduction action from Noel Carboni's astro tools too. 

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Not much to add to what has already been said.

That is a truly astonishing image and in my own opinion quite possibly the best image I have seen on SGL. 
I am biassed in that it is my favorite part of the sky but it has all my favorite targets in one image and in some detail/

Well done (apart from making us wait so long to see it 🙂 )

Steve 

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13 hours ago, teoria_del_big_bang said:

in my own opinion quite possibly the best image I have seen on SGL

Thank you very much for the kind words. I wouldn't go that far though, there are some incredible images here and I don't think mine is quite out there, but I really appreciate that you feel this way 🙂

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8 hours ago, emyliano2000 said:

there are some incredible images here and I don't think mine is quite out there

Oh agreed, and this forum and seeing some of the images is probably what got me into AP.
But that image (for me) must be one of my favorites for sure. 

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On 23/03/2021 at 10:03, emyliano2000 said:

Blast from the past.

2 years ago, when I got the Samyang 135mm f2 lens, I couldn't wait for the winter to come so I can shoot Orion widefield.
Well I did shoot it but I forgot about the data and 2 days ago when I decided to redo some of my 135mm work I stumbled upon this untouched data and I went to work 😁

Details and full resolution on my astrobin account  https://www.astrobin.com/5i2906/?nc=user

Emil

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Simply amazing!! Beautiful!!

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