Is there a way to "highlight" Ursa major?

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Astrozoid
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Re: Is there a way to "highlight" Ursa major?

knutte wrote:

Ursa Major is the most recognizable and easily seen constellation yet when I photograph it it disappears among all the other stars. Is there a way to make it stand out little bit more? Settingwise or PP? Or is this one of those "it is what it is"? I'm currently only using LR and this image was a one-shot taken with a tracker.

I use a combination of star reduction and creation of halos around bright stars to make them more visible.

You can before and after in the second image comparison here:

http://www.astropix.com/Gamma_Persei.html

Jerry

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