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    Default Re: The Horsehead Nebula and Flame Nebula in Orion



    That is one fine image!
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    Default Re: The Horsehead Nebula and Flame Nebula in Orion

    Very nicely done, Geeth!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ozypic View Post
    Wow looks like it was worth the wait, thanks for sharing your great pic.
    Quote Originally Posted by chartram View Post
    Absolutely stunning!!!

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    Gorgeous image Geethika. Well done!
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    Very nicely done, Geeth!
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    That is one fine image!

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    Quote Originally Posted by CamelHat View Post
    Fabulous! Ah from your image signature we also know your name now.
    thank you! It was there on my previous captures as well though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by j.gardavsky View Post
    Hello Geethika,

    this is an amazing capture of the HH with the surrounding nebulae,
    and very nicely postprocessed revelaing the finest differences in contrast and color tones!

    Thank you for sharing,

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    you tamed that star well,i'm impressed ,well done!
    thank you guys. honestly my processing effort was minimal. i think i didn't spend more than 10min on pixinsight and 10min in PS. didn't do any complex things or selective adjustments.

    Quote Originally Posted by Gmetric View Post
    Great image! The flame is nicely coloured and stars seem well controlled. No calibration files with the Nikon? Sweet
    thank you. normally i use all calibration frames. specially flats make a difference. Its always better use them.

    Quote Originally Posted by jimminCT View Post
    Very nice indeed... (Signed or not... )
    The color difference between the flame and the curtain behind the HH is perfect.
    Too many times I see images with them looking nearly the same color. This is how they are supposed to look.
    Did you use photometric color calibration on this?
    Well Done!
    thank you. initial colors are already on my 5min subs. I just did background neutralization, color calibration in pixinsight with default settings.
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    Fantastic looking photo, its my favourite region of the universe!
    I like the sharp stars and excellent autoguiding, and colours, all without calibration and noise files!!
    Roger Clark likes the Ha to be like slightly pink, although I don't know if this is easy to get with a modded camera. Do you use this modded camera for daytime photography as well?
    With your setup, have you thought of getting a cooled monochrome CCD camera like QHY or Atik 383L+ and RGB filters?

    Have you tried HDR function in Pixinsight? Maybe you can try shorter exposures of the bright stars and get the haloes down on the stars? Pixinsight has this very good HDR module.

    I am trying to do the same and have not seen many examples of it. Pixinsight also would be better for pre processing and calibration, than DSS. I am surprised you use DSS when Pixinsight is better.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mag95On View Post
    Fantastic looking photo, its my favourite region of the universe!
    I like the sharp stars and excellent autoguiding, and colours, all without calibration and noise files!!
    Roger Clark likes the Ha to be like slightly pink, although I don't know if this is easy to get with a modded camera. Do you use this modded camera for daytime photography as well?
    With your setup, have you thought of getting a cooled monochrome CCD camera like QHY or Atik 383L+ and RGB filters?

    Have you tried HDR function in Pixinsight? Maybe you can try shorter exposures of the bright stars and get the haloes down on the stars? Pixinsight has this very good HDR module.

    I am trying to do the same and have not seen many examples of it. Pixinsight also would be better for pre processing and calibration, than DSS. I am surprised you use DSS when Pixinsight is better.
    thank you.
    yes i'm using it for day time photography. need to attach a uv/ir cut filter with each lens for that since i'm not using any cut filter inside the camera.
    i think i can do more with the modded camera before considering a dedicated astro cam. now with the H-alpha unlocked, i can do lot better than before when comparing my old attempts.
    i'm using the HDR function but didn't try it on this. this was a quick process to see how it will look like and i had the idea of redoing things after getting calibration frames but i was too lazy and this endded up as the final image.
    DSS is simple to use so i'm still using it to stack, i don't do any pre processing with it. i think pixinsight is better with monochrome CCD stacking but there is no noticeable difference with DSLR.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mag95On View Post
    Have you tried HDR function in Pixinsight? Maybe you can try shorter exposures of the bright stars and get the haloes down on the stars? Pixinsight has this very good HDR module..
    did some quick PS work on Alnitak. thank you for the input again

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    Looks great! Well done!
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    Looks great! Well done!
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