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The Cygnus Wall Complex
The Cygnus Wall Complex in the North America Nebula (NGC 7000)
Around 1,500 Light years away, spanning 20 Light years wide, this massive complex of hot gasses and dust is a cosmic nursery for new Stars.
Shot in Dual-Band (Optolong L-eXtreme)
Edit in SHO style, using @thecoldestnights 's formula.
65 frames of 300 sec. each
Gain 100 / -5c
ZWO ASI2600 / GSO RC6 / TS Optics CCD47 x0.67 Reducer
ASIAIR PRO / iOptron GEM45
ZWO ASI290MM / ZWO OAG
AstroPixelProcessor: Calibrate, register, extract Ha/Oiii algorithm(worked like a charm!).
Pixinsight: Combine channels, stretch, curves and additional enhancing
PS: Annotate, export
Har Ha'Negev, Israel (Bortle 3)
Very nice signal, maybe a bit too dark in the background?
Hmm, this might be a screen cal/difference issue? I mean, it's not clipped for sure...
I still see the BG differences and features.
Sorry for the delay. Yes partly, if it's not clipped that is good indeed. I personally simply prefer a slightly brighter background, but it's a great result nonetheless!
Yes of course, we all have our creative differences 🙂
The lower part of the photo below the "wall" is always brighter, the upper part is always darker, since it's kind of "blocked out".
I wanted something a bit dramatic, since the wall is very emphasized, and bold... That's partly why I went for gentler tones, less saturation, since the structure itself was very pronounced already.
This is for example, an early "playing around" version:
Totally, I definitely get your idea as well and I do like it. 🙂