Author Topic: Turned to the dark side - M42 from the obsy  (Read 993 times)

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Turned to the dark side - M42 from the obsy
« on: March 10, 2017, 03:27:27 PM »
Hi all,


Now I have my observatory functioning perfectly it seems a waste not to stick a camera in the scope, so with some significant help from my brother Ian, I have everything set up and ready to shoot. Here is first light from last week. Approximately twenty five 8 second exposures, a similar number of 60 second exposures and about fifteen 600 second exposures; stacked and layered in photoshop.


Cheers, Martin

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Re: Turned to the dark side - M42 from the obsy
« Reply #1 on: March 10, 2017, 03:58:25 PM »
Hi Martin,


That's a very fine image with the noise well controlled and good colour balance, in fact it looked so good I couldn't resist the temptation to tinker with it.  :-[


Hope you don't mind, just thought the data could stand a little more pushing.


Graham.




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Re: Turned to the dark side - M42 from the obsy
« Reply #2 on: March 10, 2017, 04:01:36 PM »
Graham,


Feel free to tinker, but I'm a fan of more natural processing, so to my eye, that looks gaudy  ;D


Martin

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Re: Turned to the dark side - M42 from the obsy
« Reply #3 on: March 10, 2017, 08:54:39 PM »
Martin you've abandoned us!  ;)

Love the image (my favourite observing target) and tend to agree with you I like the more subtle natural colours but Graham's take really brings the colours out.
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Re: Turned to the dark side - M42 from the obsy
« Reply #4 on: March 13, 2017, 11:59:36 PM »
Lovely image Martin, loving the layout as well. 


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