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bit of trauma aquiring this image last Sunday/Monday/Tuesday.  I was hoping for about double the integration time , but Tuesday evening the astro imaging gremlins hit me hard and I could not get my RPi-4 running Kstar/Ekos to connect to my mount - long story but lots of helpful advice on the anyone imaging thread. Special mention to @MarkAR whose suggestion to look at the 12v power supply helped resolve the issue - but I lost a long clear night on Tuesday .....

 

Anyway back to the image, lots going on in this area of sky, I used an Optolong L_extreme dual band filter with my ASI2600MC-Pro OSC camera  and integrated 5 hrs of 120s subs, taken with At106EDT with a Riccardi 0.75X redcucer/flattener.

 

I liked the 'RAW' image that I processed that came from the L-Extreme but ultimately it needed significantly more integration to get the OIII areas to be more distinct, they are not that bright but the baseline image was to my eyes rather flat. Sooooo, I had read a few threads and reference to synthesising a SHO pallete image from dual band filter images, I used a Pixinsight process from https://www.stastrophotography.com/creating-a-hubble-palette-image-from-osc-dual-band-data/

 

Below I have three versions the baseline L-Extreme image processed with PI and PS, the Synthetic SHO, and then a blend of the L-Extreme and Synthetic SHO to merge the areas of OIII, I think as always with narrow band colour pallete choices its individual taste, but hopefully there is a version for everyone below,

 

Bryan

 

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4 minutes ago, Astrobdlbug said:

bit of trauma aquiring this image last Sunday/Monday/Tuesday.  I was hoping for about double the integration time , but Tuesday evening the astro imaging gremlins hit me hard and iIcould not get my RPi-4 running Kstar/Ekos to connect to my mount - long story but lots of helpful advice on the anyone imaging thread. Special mention to @MarkAR whose suggestion to look at the 12v power supply helped resolve the issue - but I lost a long clear night on Tuesday .....

Anyway back to the image, lots going on in this area of sky, I used an Optolong L_extreme dual band filter with my ASI2600MC-Pro OSC camera  and integrated 5 hrs of 120s subs, taken with At106EDT with a Riccardi 0.75X redcucer/flattener.

 

I liked the 'RAW' image that I processed that came from the L-Extreme but ultimately it needed significantly more integration to get the OIII areas to be more distinct, they are not that bright but the baseline image was to my eyes rather flat. Sooooo, I had read a few threads and reference to synthesising a SHO pallete image from dual band filter images, I used a Pixinsight process from https://www.stastrophotography.com/creating-a-hubble-palette-image-from-osc-dual-band-data/

 

Below I have three versions the baseline L-Extreme image processed with PI and PS, the Synthetic SHO, and then a blend of the L-Extreme and Synthetic SHO to merge the areas of OIII, I think as always with narrow band colour pallete choices its individual taste, but hopefully there is a version for everyone below,

 

 

Hope your problems are now behind you. I like all 3 images, but my preference would have to be No2. I just like the orange/blue combination.

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