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Two-panel mosaic NGC 2264, SHO
I've been working on this object for a couple of nights to reach a total integration time of 18.5 hours. Two-panel SHO data were processed and combined in APP. Noise reduction and color enhancement were applied in PI and Lr. My gears are: QHY163m, Takahashi TSA120, Astro-physics Mach1, Antlia 3.5nm NB filters. Here is the link for acquisition information and higher image resolution https://astrob.in/fbg3mq/B/.
That looks very nice, difficult to get the background corrected I can image with all the nebulosity. 🙂 Did you add some sort of smoothing to the nebula?
You hit to the points again! Thank you for the issues of correct background and de-noise. To be honest, I am not sure for what should be the correct background of this nebula. I just use Ha for Luminance, everything outside Ha was considered as background. I also applied de-noise from Nik software to the final touch. This is probably too much. What is your ideas for improving this image?
Oh, it was not a criticism, I meant to say that I find the result good with so many nebulosity. That's always difficult to get nice. 🙂
So I think that looks fine, I would maybe not use the denoise option as I think it removes detail in the nebula.
Lovely! Thanks for sharing.