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Orion's Sword reprocessed

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« on: November 07, 2010, 03:06:11 pm »

As I've learnt more about processing in the nearly two years since I took this, I have had a go at reprocessing the original frames. There's still some residual LP but I'm please with the overall result.



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« Reply #1 on: November 07, 2010, 03:45:56 pm »

Beautiful image Paul. You've really brought out the pinkish coloring. Was this taken with a telescope or one of your fine long lenes?
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« Reply #2 on: November 08, 2010, 01:40:35 pm »

Thanks Richard. Actually I've forgotten which scope I used, I only know it was a scope on the basis that the EXIF shows f1 and no focal length which means there was no electrical connection with the lens. I hadn't started collecting T-mount lenses at that time so it must have been either 80mm ED refractor or (more likely) 6" f5 reflector.

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« Reply #3 on: November 08, 2010, 04:49:00 pm »

A great image Paul and one to be proud of - you even have the fainter nebulosity extending far beyond the heart of the nebula  Smiley
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« Reply #4 on: November 09, 2010, 09:38:28 pm »

Great reprocess Paul!
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« Reply #5 on: November 10, 2010, 05:23:27 am »

Lovely image Paul. I always struggled in my film days to bring out the lovely blue Running Man nebula.

Sweet image Paul!  Smiley
At any chance.. did you try out yet GradientXTerminator? It can help remove gradient to neutralize the background.

I'll second that! Very simple to use (the 'simple' part really appealed to me  Grin ). Hope you don't mind Paul but I did a quick example of how it can work in only a few seconds (I also 'bumped up' the Ha a wee bit as well).



Processing astro images is a real minefield nowadays. Gone are the days of sending a film to Truprint and getting your shots back sliced in half (somehow the free, golfball grain film that they would send you never quite seemed to compensate)!!!  Angry Grin
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« Reply #6 on: November 10, 2010, 07:43:58 am »

Good grief, there's a result! That's using Gradient XTerminator is it? I must investigate further!

Truprint lol - got a few of their wallets full of snaps in a box somewhere Smiley
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« Reply #7 on: November 10, 2010, 09:57:59 pm »

Here's the link to the XTerminator site Paul. You'll see from the link just how easy it is to use and you can download a free trial to try for yourself, as well. Being a Photoshop plugin filter, if you 'over stretch' in terms of correcting for the gradient, you can then go into the 'Edit' menu and chose the option of fading the XTerminator action.

When it comes to processing, I'm pretty much the original slob! Actions like this which save a heck of a lot of time are therefore very much a godsend IMO!  Grin
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