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    Very nice image Bob, thanks for the share.
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    That's a beauty Bob. Colors are really nice considering it's an umodded DSLR.
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    Default Re: Horsehead and Flame on a cold Winters night

    Quote Originally Posted by CamelHat View Post
    Great image Bob, nice round stars everywhere so your guiding and CC work fine. If I may make a suggestion, there is a color missing, I think green. Try to add some green so the purple halos become blueish, the flame may differentiate itself a bit more too.
    Thanks, Henk. I am very happy with the Baader CC, I didn't have to do anything to the processed image to round the stars out. I will give the green a tweak and see what improvements can be made there. When uploading to the forum becomes available again, I will show my work! Funny thing, last night they looked fine, Today, I can see the need for some work there.

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    Default Re: Horsehead and Flame on a cold Winters night

    Hi Bob,

    Your image is a real treat! Really delightful to the eye.

    Nothing like a cool night to chill the dslr. Your processing is very pleasing. Great image!

    I want to give these two a go, but I’ve been clouded out for so long I don’t remember. It’s raining now.

    Thanks for sharing your fine work!

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    Default Re: Horsehead and Flame on a cold Winters night

    Pretty nice Bob. I have always found the Horsehead to be a challenging target. The histogram shows a significant mismatch between the red and other channels. I would suggest aligning the left hand side of the sky mountain in the histogram. The data is clipped in black as well. StarTools has a routine for vertical noise banding as well that could be useful to you. I use one of Carboni's actions in PS to take care of this. I have found that DSLR's frames taken during the winter add very little thermal pattern noise/signal, so you may want to process a set without darks to see how they look. Finally, if you took that many flats you may be able to eliminate the first step with Gradient Xterminator, possibly only using it late in the processing to polish the image.

    PS> IC434 responds very well to my technique for popping the nebulosity...
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