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Western Veil Complex in Bicolor  

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August 9, 2019 07:03  

Taken with the FLI Kepler KL4040 at the Oregon Star Party July31-Aug2. 65 3-minute subs each Ha and O3. 16 darks, flats and biases. My first "serious" image with this camera under dark skies. This camera is highly sensitive but difficult to calibrate - Vincent was a GREAT help in getting an acceptable result!

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August 9, 2019 11:41  

Thanks, but it's your data so well done! Maybe, if I may, the background is a bit too dark and you used some de-noise tool I think which hurts the finer details in the nebula.


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August 9, 2019 16:59  

@vincent-mod

Thanks Vincent, god points. I tend to over-process. I'm redoing it to go to a grey background with a lighter smoothing touch and not much other processing. I'm also running a larger set of darks and biases (50 each) to improve calibration. Will post update later


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August 9, 2019 18:05  

Cool, I'm getting God points!


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August 9, 2019 21:09  
Posted by: @whixson

Taken with the FLI Kepler KL4040 at the Oregon Star Party July31-Aug2. 65 3-minute subs each Ha and O3. 16 darks, flats and biases. My first "serious" image with this camera under dark skies. This camera is highly sensitive but difficult to calibrate - Vincent was a GREAT help in getting an acceptable result!

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@whixson & @vincent-mod cool, excellent work !

I share Vincent's argument, I think the background is a bit too dark and possibly clipped.. I prefer to process not so dark, if you do, fine details get lost very easily 😉

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August 9, 2019 21:11  

@vincent-mod

😂😂😂 Freudian slip or not?? 


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August 9, 2019 21:15  

Save up enough and you can redeem at the Pearly Gates! St. Peter takes God points for preferential admission. 

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August 9, 2019 23:15  

Ah excellent, maybe Mabula can add these to my avatar. 😉


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August 10, 2019 22:04  

@vincent-mod

OK I ran some more darks and reprocessed from beginning. Combined in APP - looked at lots of LRGB settings, ended up R=Ha, Green = 25% Ha 75% O3 and Blue = O3. Very light touch on denoise (using Topaz AI) and set background to about 35 (scale of 0-255 photoshop levels). Hope it looks OK on the web and in jpg format

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August 10, 2019 22:44  

Ofcourse it's all a matter of opinion, but that looks way better! Personally I'd add the OIII to the green, but other than that, awesome!


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