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Great Orion Nebula
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I think I over processed once I see on another monitor besides my laptop
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Replied by woodwizard on topic Re: M42 in Ha

Same image, different crop and in grayscale.

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Replied by dogstar on topic Re: M42 in Ha

Hey woodwizard i really like the image nice to see an old favourite in a different light.As you suggested it is over processed a little bit and the usuall problem of overexposing the trapezium while trying to get detail from the fainter surroundings.Here's a link that you may find useful in overcoming this problem www.astropix.com/HTML/J_DIGIT/TOC_DIG.HTM

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Replied by woodwizard on topic Re: M42 in Ha

Dogstar, I know the trap is blown out as this is 6-10 min exposures in H-Alpha. Here is a Trap photo from last year.
What I meant by over processed is the stars have dark donuts around them.
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Replied by dave_lillis on topic Re: M42 in Ha

Its a very good image there Tom.
Would you consider darkening the background (yellow M42) a tad, it might bring out the nebula even more....
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Replied by woodwizard on topic Re: M42 in Ha

Dave, the yellowish M42 is the native colour using the Baader 7nm H-Alpha filter and Canon 350D modified in B/W mode. The colour was not adjusted in the processing.
Will be giving it a go with another processing when I get home from work.
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Replied by carlobeirnes on topic Re: M42 in Ha

Hi Tom,
What a great image that is I love the detail Great set up to. I'm looking at getting a side by side plate to .I think The C14 is to high an F ratio so the plan is to have to smaler scopes on the CGE mount for the deep sky imaging and the C14 for the planets. here is my set up. Happy new year.

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Replied by woodwizard on topic Re: M42 in Ha

Hi Carl, thanks for the comments. I to have a 14"er but a Meade. I have found it makes a good scope for the medium to small DSO's with the 6.3 focal reducer and my Canon 350D.
What a great setup you have. Soon I'll be getting a solid vinyl shed that will roll off as a whole unit. When rolled back for viewing will be able to close the doors for warmth and comfort. Then just roll back into closed position to protect scope and other equipment. This will give be both a roll off roof observatory and a roll off shed observatory.

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Replied by carlobeirnes on topic Re: M42 in Ha

You will have the best of both worlds with the observatory are you affected much by light pollution especially been from new jersey
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Replied by woodwizard on topic Re: M42 in Ha

My worst light pollution is in my NNW skies. Sky glow from Philadelphia. My skies to the east and south are good. Many of nights can see the Milky Way. But as we all wish, skies could be so much better.
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Replied by Seanie_Morris on topic Re: M42 in Ha

That colour image just blows me away still. Brightness balance is perfect. I mean, filament detail in the Trapezium, even in that small size, is really cool.

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Replied by ayiomamitis on topic Re: M42 in Ha

Tom,

That is an excellent image. The trapezium is always a pain in the butt. Either ignore it (seriously!) or get a small series of 30-secs subs and incorporate them into the final image.

Either way this image is a keeper. I would certainly not turn my back on it!
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Replied by pj30something on topic Re: M42 in Ha

GREAT pics....................the 1st one i think is the best.
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Replied by woodwizard on topic Re: M42 in Ha

I spent more time on the H-Alpha image. A total reprocessing. I think it came out alittle better.

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Replied by pj30something on topic Re: M42 in Ha

WOW the difference in the two pics is awesome. The new version is sooooooooooo much better. Its beautiful. Well done. Fantastic.

I truely envy you guys who take such fantastic images.

Astrophotography is something that i know i wil get involved in in the future.

woodwizard..................i hope you dont mind but i have set your last pic as my desktop wallpaper.

If you are not ok with this..................just say so and i will change it.
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Replied by woodwizard on topic Re: M42 in Ha

Merry Christmas......Enjoy the new wallpaper :D
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Replied by pj30something on topic Re: M42 in Ha

Go raibh mile maith agat. It makes a feckin fantastic wallpaper.
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Replied by Keith g on topic Re:

Tom, that image is superb!

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