M42 and M43 with Star Adventurer tracker and APP  

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(@rudypohlgmail-com)
White Dwarf Customer
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January 16, 2018 23:46  

My astro-buddy and I braved the -30 Celsius wind chill temperature last night near Ottawa Canada and spent 5 hours under on the best and most pristine skies we've ever seen. The was no Moon and not a cloud in the sky... it was simply perfect for astrophotography. Here  is my first Great Orion and Running Man Nebulae shot in a year and I hope it won't be the last because the weather has been so poor.

I feel that APP did a great job on this image considering it was all very short 30-second subs.  Hello Mabula, it has been a long time since you have heard from me. I hope you are well and that the work is progressing).

Nikon D5500 unmodified
F5.2 with aperture mask
ISO 3200
360 x 30 seconds - 3 hours
Star Adventurer tracker
Astro Pixel Processor
Photoshop CS5

M42 APP composite2 1200px

Edited: 4 months  ago

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(@gregwrca)
Neutron Star Customer
Joined:12 months  ago
Posts: 190
January 17, 2018 01:56  

That's awesome. I see a pillar feature I had not seen before. Nice capture!

GW


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(@mabula-haverkamp-administrator)
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January 18, 2018 18:11  
Posted by: Rudy Pohl

My astro-buddy and I braved the -30 Celsius wind chill temperature last night near Ottawa Canada and spent 5 hours under on the best and most pristine skies we've ever seen. The was no Moon and not a cloud in the sky... it was simply perfect for astrophotography. Here  is my first Great Orion and Running Man Nebulae shot in a year and I hope it won't be the last because the weather has been so poor.

I feel that APP did a great job on this image considering it was all very short 30-second subs.  Hello Mabula, it has been a long time since you have heard from me. I hope you are well and that the work is progressing).

Nikon D5500 unmodified
F5.2 with aperture mask
ISO 3200
360 x 30 seconds - 3 hours
Star Adventurer tracker
Astro Pixel Processor
Photoshop CS5

M42 APP composite2 1200px

Great image @rudypohlgmail-com !

There sure is a lot of signal present in your data, awesome 😉

I know this area is just full of colder and brown dust which can make it pretty hard to correct the data for gradients. I think you did an excellent job though Rudy. Great and lots of color as well.

All is well Rudy, thank you for asking. I am working hard on several improvements for APP 1.057 like strongly improved outlier rejection filters. I will soon introduce a new outlier rejection filter ;-), it will be an improved version of Linear Fit Clipping, it will work better and faster so I think this will be a very nice feature.

Your proposed improvements on color stretching will come as well soon 😉

Cheers,

Mabula

 

Edited: 4 months  ago

Main developer of Astro Pixel Processor and owner of Aries Productions


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