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    Default A More Tame M78 in LRGB



    Hello,

    Thank you all for the kind and encouraging comments on my first crack at M78. Here is a rendition that I am much more happy with.

    M78

    4hrs 15mins LRGB

    Scope: WO Star 71 Gen-II (f/4.9)
    Camera: ZWO ASI1600MM Pro @-20° C, Gain: 75
    Filters: Baader LRGB
    Resolution: 2.26"/px
    Mount: Skywatcher NEQ6 Pro
    Guiding: ST-80 w/Lodestar X2 (SBS) on ADM MiniMax, PHD2
    Capture: SGP
    Processing: PixInsight



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    Marius' recent image of this target is what really inspired me- the smoothest M78 image I had seen to date. In keeping with that, post-processing this time was very light-handed, in hopes of a softer and more natural-looking result.

    Thanks for looking. Comments, critiques and wisdom welcome and appreciated.

    Mike

    EDIT: ONCE AGAIN I forgot that it's 2019
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    Default Re: A More Tame M78 in LRGB

    nice work with this. its smooth and less noise but i like the red color on the previous version.
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    Default Re: A More Tame M78 in LRGB

    Beautiful, Mike! What more can one say
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    Default Re: A More Tame M78 in LRGB

    Mike,

    this is fantastic.

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    Default Re: A More Tame M78 in LRGB

    Looks amazing! Great work, Mike!
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