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Another great Okie-Tex Star Party

Discussion in 'Bad Dog Cafe' started by rcole_sooner, Sep 25, 2017.

  1. rcole_sooner

    rcole_sooner Poster Extraordinaire

    Feb 12, 2010
    Norman, OK
    I certainly feel that too, and want to keep that in my processed images.

    More practice needed. :)
     

  2. richa

    richa Tele-Afflicted Ad Free Member

    Apr 23, 2016
    Washington
    This is a tough call. Color is hard to pin down. I've seen some of these in a 40" scope and even then the assisted naked eye doesn't see much color. Maybe in a 3 meter scope that changes. :) Having looked at photographs of these for years that have been produced by giant telescopes, Hubble, etc - I feel like the processed ones give me more of a sense of what I would expect. I know that raw images of things where I can actually visually compare to the real thing tend to look washed out with low contrast - you have to mess with them quite a bit to make them look "natural". The stacking program seems to be taking a stab at dealing with that - or it might just be an artifact of the stacking. I think if it were me the first thing I would focus on is controlling the contrast/blowout, then focus on color. In fact you could probably take some conventional images at the same ISO and stack them just to provide a reference point for tweaking your process. Dunno since I've never tried that specifically - but coming up with some kind of known good reference seems like a reasonable starting point.

    I gotta say the raw images have a lot more detail than I was expecting for all of that.
     
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  3. rcole_sooner

    rcole_sooner Poster Extraordinaire

    Feb 12, 2010
    Norman, OK
    I reprocessed a few of these images to give them a more "natural" color. I am much happier with these results.

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  4. richa

    richa Tele-Afflicted Ad Free Member

    Apr 23, 2016
    Washington
    Horsehead especially cleaned up beautifully. Very nice indeed.
     

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