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An unexpected clear night yielded some data on the Elephant's trunk. It was a bit of an odd night. Gear all worked brilliantly, but by 10:30 I was so tired I could barely see. So I called it a day a 30 x 300 second exposures.  I think 10 or so more might have been useful.

I'm going to say this is probably going to be reprosessed. I don't think I did a good enough clean up after starnet++.  I am really keen to try the RC Astro pluggin as it seems to go a good job and means I can keep all the post stack processing in Photoshop.  This was the first time I've imaged this one.


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1 hour ago, paulgrover68 said:

An unexpected clear night yielded some data on the Elephant's trunk. It was a bit of an odd night. Gear all worked brilliantly, but by 10:30 I was so tired I could barely see. So I called it a day a 30 x 300 second exposures.  I think 10 or so more might have been useful.

I'm going to say this is probably going to be reprosessed. I don't think I did a good enough clean up after starnet++.  I am really keen to try the RC Astro pluggin as it seems to go a good job and means I can keep all the post stack processing in Photoshop.  This was the first time I've imaged this one.


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Nice image Paul. Is the RC Astro plugin the new Photoshop plugin called StarXterminator, it has rave reviews and is supposed to be way better than Starnet.

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7 minutes ago, MarkAR said:

That's a lovely image Paul. Nebulosity looks great but the stars seem to lack something. Might just have pushed star reduction a smidge too far.

 

That's true.  I'm kind of trying to find the balance point when I bring them back in.  I think I've worked out the sweet spot for removal, but not yet worked out the best re-integration, so lose some pop to the star layer.

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