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North America and Pelican Wide Field Image

Started by Mike Sandy, 08/27/2005 04:01PM
Posted 08/27/2005 04:01PM Opening Post
Its been a while since I've posted an image - anywhere. This one is still a bit of a work in process.

STL-11000 w/AstroDon Filters, Tak FSQ-106 - HaR/Ha/G/B. 3 Hours Ha data taken in 30 minutes subs, and 1 hour data for each color channel taken in 15 minute subs.

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Posted 08/27/2005 04:47PM #1
Very nice FOV. Mike, might I suggest that you reprocess but use only the Red frames for the red in the RGB sequence, but continue to use the HaR for the Lum. Your use of the Ha in place of the R in the RGB sequence has greatly over powered the G and B and thus makes the overall image too red. This is only my opinion however. The too powerful red color has washed out some of the fine detail.

Give it a try and repost. I'd love to see it.


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Posted 08/27/2005 06:01PM #2
Fantastico!!! 8O

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Posted 08/30/2005 10:27PM | Edited 08/30/2005 10:29PM #3
Okay....still working on this image - but I have redone the RGB data and toned down the Red. I'm not happy with the color balance, but I'm need to put it away for now. What do you think about the changes?

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