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Horsehead and Flame Nebulae


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The Horsehead and Flame Nebulae - I never tire of shooting this one.

My only opportunity came about last week where I managed just over 2 hours of lights (weather really has been bad here for months).

SWED80 DS Pro / HEQ5  / ZWOASI294MC Pro /  Optolong L-eXtreme

Lights: 70x120secs plus calibration frames

DSS and processed in Photoshop CS.

Hope u like!


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38 minutes ago, Neil_104 said:

Very nice "soft look" to your pic, and I like the framing as well. So important if you ask me.


I think galaxies benefit from sharpening but nebulae I like to be 'smoother'. Drawing down on texture in Photoshop's camera raw filter softens this image nicely. 

Framing is key and I always do this under image acquisition as cropping can be difficult to aesthetically please in post processing!


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