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Guest peter shah

Ive been working on this one for a few days...ive always found this object pretty difficult to process, never straight forward, you would think it would be easy as its one of the brighter objects....a poor set of RGB flats caused me a few problems with gradients so i cropped out the worst of it around the corners.

Exposure times were 40mins in Luminance, 60mins in Red, 54mins in Blue and only 21 mins in the Green.

Its certainly the highest resolution rendition ive done....

any comments welcome

Thanks for looking

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Thanks Peter for sharing this.

A beautiful object beautifully captured. Certainly a point of reference for us 'apprentices' :)

Regards.

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Many thanks everyone, i ve just started a really big project, one ive wanted to do for a while now, these last few images ive done have been a warm up for this project.....i just need a week of clear nights now....yeah like thats going to happen

Wow Peter that's incredible, put's my image to shame :lol: I presume you used different exposures for the core detail and blended them?

No i didnt use separate exposures for the core. I use the standard curve method to process, it can be quite forgiving when you are dealing with bright areas, but also the camea is better holding a fuller range of information
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That's sensational Peter. You must be extremely proud of that one. So much colour and detail and it's neighbours are in frame too-you must be so chuffed!

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Guest peter shah

Thanks again everyone....i am very pleased with it

Peter that is stunning.

What gear are you using.

thanks

Graham

Im using an AG12 with an SXVF-H35 camera, it gives a nice field of view.......although i did crop this shot, i only took a fraction off the top and bottom nothing off the sides, so it still wouldnt fit in even if i hadnt of cropped it.....it is too much of a pain to turn the camera so ill put up with it.
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