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    Default The Lagoon Nebula (M8) on 1 September 2018



    I am continuing to ascend the learning curve for my new ASI224MC. Greater sensitivity and much lower noise than my old ASI120MC-S is really nice. This image of the Lagoon Nebula is from integration of only 79 10sec subs.

    M8 010918 79x10s cs2 st cs2 p.jpg
    79x10sec lights, 30 darks; ASI224MC/ED80T/HEQ5; processed with DSS, Adobe CS2, ST, MS Photo
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    Default Re: The Lagoon Nebula (M8) on 1 September 2018

    Hey, I was in the same neighborhood last night. I love the teapot. It's the first stop for me.

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    Default Re: The Lagoon Nebula (M8) on 1 September 2018

    Looks like a nice camera. The image is a little heavy on the red ... Not that I know anything about using the ZWO cameras.

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    Default Re: The Lagoon Nebula (M8) on 1 September 2018

    Quote Originally Posted by BABOafrica View Post
    Looks like a nice camera. The image is a little heavy on the red ... Not that I know anything about using the ZWO cameras.

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    That is what I thought - I tried adjusting the color balance but it clearly needs more work.
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    Default Re: The Lagoon Nebula (M8) on 1 September 2018

    I think that this is better - managed to tone down the red by tweaking of color balance, shadows and mid contrast in CS2.

    M8 010918 79x10s cs2 st cs2 p v2.jpg
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    Default Re: The Lagoon Nebula (M8) on 1 September 2018

    Your focus appears to be a little off. This could be a poor seeing effect or poor focus.
    Do you use a Batinov mask?m8 single 100secS.jpg
    Taken some years ago but only about10x 3 min subs
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