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Started by inbred, 08/10/2002 03:41AM
Posted 08/10/2002 03:41AM Opening Post
m16 unfiltered. Nexstar 11GPS @ f/7 expsures are 16x 20 sec. Genesis CCD camera (kaf-0401e class 0 chip) binned 2x2. I think I'm getting the hang of ccd pretty quickly; sbig st-2000xm will be here in a few days. comments appreciated.

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Posted 09/16/2002 06:46PM #1
A really nice image! You might have a bit of a light pollution gradient (brighter on the right) that is preventing you from displaying the full nebulosity in your image. There are various ways to remove gradients. Do you use Photoshop? I have some techniques for removing gradients with Photoshop in my book.

I have written a plug-in that will remove gradients using the latest build of CCDSoft v5. It isn't available yet, but if you want it I will send you a beta copy.

MaxIm DL has a gradient removal tool, but it's less effective when there is extensive nebulosity, as here. Mira has a complex but powerful tool that will remove gradients. Astroart has a third-party plug-in that will remove gradients.

Ron Wodaski
author of "The New CCD Astronomy"
http://www.newastro.com

Ron Wodaski
New Astronomy Press
http://www.newastro.com