The Astro Pixel Processor Team (Mabula, Vincent & Wouter) wishes you all a very Merry Christmas and a Happy 2021 !!!
The Elephant Trunk Nebula in Hubble palette by Mabula Haverkamp. Takahashi TSA102 @ F/5.6 on an Avalon Linear mount using an asi1600mmc with Astrodon 3nm Ha, SII, OIII filters. Data processed 100% in APP using the soon to be released version 1.083 which will include... a new Star Reducer Tool.
Melotte 15 in Heart Nebula, SHO, (process in APP1078 alone)
Just to confirm that the new APPs will need other post-processing programs lessen and lessen.
Could you explain a bit what you mean? You mean, it needs better post-processing? I agree on that, though I can certainly make the above image better using the current APP.
Sorry for my poor English. What I wanted to say is when I re-processed these data with the current APP version and the result is much better and easier to achieve than older versions. The RGB combine and Stars color calibration did their jobs just perfect to me. This image could be more contrast, more vibrance, with saturation tab. However, when I did that the image became more grainy. I am interested in what would you suggest to improve post-processing with APP in this image.
Ahh, ok sorry I didn't quite understand. That's great to hear!
What I would try is to use to saturate it a bit and increasing the contrast somewhat. Also using the sharpening tool (all on the right hand side of APP) might help with getting the stuctures more pronounced.
Here is my new version on the same data
And another version from my unfinished mosaic