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Carole

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M78 improved image
« on: Mar 12, 2019, 23:39:00 »
Always something new to learn.
Not a reprocess, just some extra "tweaks".

Was never really happy with the original, but having learned a bit more processing technique I have tweaked the image.

Originally imaged in late 2017 @ Cairds

Which do you prefer and why?

A)


B)
« Last Edit: Mar 13, 2019, 08:06:43 by Carole »

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Re: M78 improved image
« Reply #1 on: Mar 13, 2019, 08:14:58 »
Can you present them with the same orientation as easier to compare.

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Re: M78 improved image
« Reply #2 on: Mar 13, 2019, 09:11:19 »
Rotated version for comparison, but the rotation was one of the things I thought I had improved on.


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Re: M78 improved image
« Reply #3 on: Mar 13, 2019, 11:16:13 »
My preference is the top one with all the brown dust. John

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Re: M78 improved image
« Reply #4 on: Mar 13, 2019, 12:42:16 »
Thanks John, I was hoping you would say that.  This is my latest version, and I think the colour balance is better, was never happy with the original yet my usual method of colour balancing resulted in the first effort, so this time I "did my own thing" and am happier with it.

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Re: M78 improved image
« Reply #5 on: Mar 13, 2019, 12:57:05 »
i like that dark stuff and would like to capture some myself, would i need to get Oii aswell or would i be able with just HaRGB,?
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Re: M78 improved image
« Reply #6 on: Mar 13, 2019, 13:01:34 »
Roger, this is an HaLRGB image.

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Re: M78 improved image
« Reply #7 on: Mar 14, 2019, 00:16:51 »
Definitely A, the colour balance looks more correct than B.

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Re: M78 improved image
« Reply #8 on: Mar 14, 2019, 09:08:00 »
Thank you Robert.

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Re: M78 improved image
« Reply #9 on: Mar 14, 2019, 10:05:07 »
Don't know if it's correct or not, but prefer A.
Very good Carole.
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Re: M78 improved image
« Reply #10 on: Mar 14, 2019, 11:49:08 »
Thanks Noel.

Well the overall consensus seems to be for version A), (also the same opinion on SGL). 
Glad I took the trouble to go back and rectify it.

Also no-one has commented on the fact (perhaps they didn't notice) that the stars are smaller and less distracting to the nebula on version A).  I found a much better tutorial on how to do this.

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Re: M78 improved image
« Reply #11 on: Mar 15, 2019, 10:19:58 »
I think they both have their merits but A) has the wow factor.

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Re: M78 improved image
« Reply #12 on: Mar 15, 2019, 10:41:31 »
Thanks Duncan.

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