IC 405 Flaming Star Nebula with Unmodified 7D Mark II - Reprocessed

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Vishy_b Contributing Member • Posts: 567
IC 405 Flaming Star Nebula with Unmodified 7D Mark II - Reprocessed
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Hi,

Based on the feedback received in my last post on the work in progress image, I have reprocessed the image.

I had a lot of fun yesterday & today learning many features of Pixinsight.

I dared to stretch the data a bit more and did not reduce noise as much. I have particularly experimented with various methods of star reduction.

Here is what I could come up with my current level with PI.

http://astrob.in/full/277969/B/

I hope to fill the holes (literally speaking) by more data so this is still work in progress.

I have kept the image in lower resolution so please ignore the plate solved scale value in arcsec/pixel.

In the final step, I could not resist adding a bit of magenta to red by selective colour adjustment in Photoshop.

This is because I thought the nebula looked a bit yellowish in the PI output - otherwise the rest of saturation levels and star colours are as from PI.

Regards,

Vishy

 Vishy_b's gear list:Vishy_b's gear list
Canon EOS 7D Mark II Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II Canon EF 400mm f/5.6L USM Canon EF-S 10-22mm F3.5-4.5 USM Canon EF-S 17-55mm f/2.8 IS USM +3 more
Canon EOS 7D Mark II
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