Jump to content
  • Join the online East Midlands astronomy club today!

    With active forums, two dark sites and a knowledgeable membership, East Midlands Stargazers has something for everyone.

M34 The Spiral Cluster in Perseus


Recommended Posts

25 x 300 sec @ ISO800 with full calibration frames 
Image 1 is stacked in DSS and just processed in CS6
Image 2 is stacked in DSS and processed in Startools and CS6
I would be intreated to hear any views which one is better. Personally I like image 2. I couldn't get the full colour just using CS6


50623630463_3cfafc7190_k.jpg

 

50623631063_8fd80cebcc_h.jpg

 

Edited by Craig
Fixed image embeds
  • Like 2
Link to post
Share on other sites

i like  the second One like the second one Dave though you need to knock green channel back in Startools , if you post the fits file I could have a look at it and see if I can run through the work flow    
regarding colour , I’m assuming you have a filter on ? Which usually gives green stars .

  • Like 1
Link to post
Share on other sites

The 1st one looks more natural to me for a OSC image. Images can be transformed to any colour blend you want in post processing (to me, most HSO images seem particularly prone to it, even though I suspect tne original Hubble images were processed to maximise the contrast between the 3 wavelengths) but for a true OSC colour image, I personally prefer to use the colour pallette that comes out of the camera since the camera manufacturers have gone to great lengths to match the image we take to be that what we expect to see.

  • Like 2
Link to post
Share on other sites

Much better than I can get with my DSLR and I prefer the first one, as it looks less cluttered. You don't see many photos of M34, so many thanks for showing yours. With the nearby attractions on offer, M34 tends to get overlooked.

  • Like 1
Link to post
Share on other sites

I prefer the first one too.....

 

M34........?

That may be a Messier i've not seen.

Its on the list !

 

But sadly no chance of seeing it any time soon. FLO clear outside shows cloud all next week 😒

  • Like 1
Link to post
Share on other sites

 have reworked both images.

Image 1 straight from DSS to CS6

image 2 Startools then DSS and CS6

 

[img]https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50623630463_3cfafc7190_k.jpg[/img]

 

[img]https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50628349408_fc98e314b8_h.jpg[/img]

 

Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Restore formatting

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

Loading...
×
×
  • Create New...

Important Information

We have placed cookies on your device to help make this website better. You can adjust your cookie settings, otherwise we'll assume you're okay to continue.