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NGC1499 - fooling with Ha-OIII Recombination


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Thought I'd have a swipe at using AstroEd's nifty little Narrowband Recombination technique using Ha and OIII channel extracts from an l-eNhance filter capture of NGC1499 the California Nebula. The proper technique can be found here https://youtu.be/3HYwJNf5M4M,  this is just my ham-fisted first attempt using what I had to hand. Will definitely be exploring this one for the future though as it's such an elegant solution.

 

In this case, I have just created a Star Layer out of an already combined version and kept it to one side while I recombined starless Ha and OIII images and processed them before remerging the Star Layer.

 

Be gentle with me but I kind of like the colours 🙂

 

Tony

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19 minutes ago, Sonyme said:

I really like this Tony. It has an ethereal feel about it which is definitely not wasted on this shot. I look forward to seeing what else you come up with using this method.  Gary

Thanks Gary, it's definitely got me excited to try with other targets, as it opens up a lot of new possibilities for Dual and Tri-band filters with OSCs.

 

I also had another shot at this with more emphasis on the Blue/Green Channel. I thought it might be good to merge it in with this version, so here goes... 🙂 

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Two superb versions, first time I've seen this target done that isn't just a red splodge.

My only pointer would be to ease back some on the black point, background seems quite dark and you might have lost a little of the fainter regions of nebulosity.

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13 minutes ago, MarkAR said:

Two superb versions, first time I've seen this target done that isn't just a red splodge.

My only pointer would be to ease back some on the black point, background seems quite dark and you might have lost a little of the fainter regions of nebulosity.

Will have another go and do just that! I was a little too excited with the new technique this time round. Have played a bit more with it now and will sort the levels properly. 😊👍

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