Melotte 15 from the fall


#1

To help cool you down in the heat of summer, for those in the northern hemisphere. I processed this most of the way by December, then like most of my images, agonized over it the next few months. This is 31 hours of tricolor narrowband, with a CPC1100 and SXVR-H694. Full details are below the image.

Melotte 15 by The Hole in the Trees Skybox

I also made a more blue version, where I pushed the SCNR a bit more aggressively. Tell me which version you like better:

Mel15TestFinalwithSCNR.jpg by The Hole in the Trees Skybox

Kevin
PS - fixed the links. Thanks Peter!


#2

Hi,

I think there is something wrong with your links.

Peter


#3

Very nice! I think I prefer the 2nd but they’re both great! The 2nd seems to have a little more definition to me but not substantially so.

Great work!
Jared


#4

Kevin,

Wow! very detailed, great work. I also prefer the one with less green.

Mike


#5

Both look very nice. I like the second one better. I am glad you are getting the hang of processing with PixInsight. It’s an awesome processing software.

Peter


#6

Thanks for the comments, Jared, Mike and Peter. It sounds like the more blue version is the people’s choice. I’ll keep that in mind while I work on my next tricolor, a chunk of the Eastern Veil.

Kevin


#7

Very nice indeed. There is a wonderful delicacy to them.
One trick, if you have some standard RGB images optimized for star color, you can substitute the star color with PixelMath and a star mask back into the main image.


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