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SAO 77516

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Carbon star in Taurus.  5 hours of 10-minute subs with the Sky 90 array.

Greg

 

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Lovely starfield Greg, I'm a little surprised you haven't done the star spikes on it though.

 

Shane

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9 hours ago, poppasmurf said:

Lovely starfield Greg, I'm a little surprised you haven't done the star spikes on it though.

 

Shane

Sometimes spikes add to an image - especially in the big bright single star images (like Arcturus) - sometimes they don't add much.  I didn't feel that spikes improved this one so left them out.

Greg

 

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Wonderful star colors. On my monitor I notice a bit of a magenta background. Maybe a bit of light pollution at that exposure time?

Eric

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2 minutes ago, Eric Mjolnir said:

Wonderful star colors. On my monitor I notice a bit of a magenta background. Maybe a bit of light pollution at that exposure time?

Eric

No sign on mine Eric.  Anyone else see magenta?  I need to know guys :)

Greg

 

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Nope, my laptop screen shows no sign of any background gradients at all.

 

Shane

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I can't see any on my screen either.

Ray

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Thank you Shane & Ray.  It can happen (my screens are old and can lose calibration) but this image I also checked on newer screens and it looked ok :)

Greg

 

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I intend to get a data spyder monitor calibrator or the obs monitor which is where I do all my processing.

 

Shane

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2 hours ago, poppasmurf said:

I intend to get a data spyder monitor calibrator or the obs monitor which is where I do all my processing.

 

Shane

Well worth doing.

Greg

 

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I re-checked your image today and it looks fine! Don't know what I was seeing then. Could be that the day I looked at it I had been doing some welding on a trailer at work...bit of eye strain maybe. I never got flashed that day though, so shield must be letting some UV through.

Time to re-calibrate eye balls!

Eric

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13 hours ago, Eric Mjolnir said:

I re-checked your image today and it looks fine! Don't know what I was seeing then. Could be that the day I looked at it I had been doing some welding on a trailer at work...bit of eye strain maybe. I never got flashed that day though, so shield must be letting some UV through.

Time to re-calibrate eye balls!

Eric

It can happen. I'm dying from hayfever right now, and when I looked at this image last night it didn't look right (colour-wise).  This morning - it looks fine again.  Weird.

Greg

 

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How funny is it though that when you are processing an image and starring at it for so long you can lose a proper grasp of what it is supposed to look like. I process, leave things for an hour and come back. Really gives me a fresh insight when I do this. 

Ray

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6 minutes ago, Radar said:

How funny is it though that when you are processing an image and starring at it for so long you can lose a proper grasp of what it is supposed to look like. I process, leave things for an hour and come back. Really gives me a fresh insight when I do this. 

Ray

They can be left a day or a week for an even better perspective.

Far too many times have I put stuff up just as I've done it - to then change the damn thing about half a dozen times afterwards.


Greg

 

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