M78 and a little bit of Barnards loop

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M78 and a little bit of Barnards loop

Postby Mike Hawtin » Tue Jan 15, 2013 2:46 pm

The weather over here in not so sunny Cyprus has kept me away from this subject for ages but we've just had two clear(ish) nights so here is my first image of the new year. Taken with a 6" HyperStar & Atik 428EX 6.3 hours LLHaRGB composition. Preprocessed and stacked in DSS and processed in Pixinsight, advice and constructive criticism most welcome.
Thanks for looking.
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Re: M78 and a little bit of Barnards loop

Postby Dennis » Tue Jan 15, 2013 4:06 pm

That is completely brilliant. From what I can see of it, posting it on Astrobin does it no favours. That is until I discovered that clicking on the picture gets rid of all the stuff I don't want. It just gets better...

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Re: M78 and a little bit of Barnards loop

Postby Roger » Tue Jan 15, 2013 4:08 pm

Thats a really good result Mike , stunning detail.
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Re: M78 and a little bit of Barnards loop

Postby Mike Hawtin » Tue Jan 15, 2013 5:12 pm

Cheers chaps, I did think that perhaps I had stretched it a little bit too far, you know how it is, you go back to it after a while and see the snaggy bits you'd missed beforehand.
Thanks again.

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Re: M78 and a little bit of Barnards loop

Postby felopaul » Wed Jan 16, 2013 12:14 am

Nice result, good process
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Re: M78 and a little bit of Barnards loop

Postby astropilch » Thu Jan 17, 2013 4:10 pm

Probably the best M78 I've ever seen!!!

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Re: M78 and a little bit of Barnards loop

Postby Mike Hawtin » Fri Jan 18, 2013 12:59 pm

Thanks Alan, I am quite pleased with it myself.
BTW the Intane Optical 60mm triplet is still going strong, thanks again.

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Re: M78 and a little bit of Barnards loop

Postby Les Tilly » Sat Jan 19, 2013 7:06 pm

Looks great nice processing

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Re: M78 and a little bit of Barnards loop

Postby Rob_Jn » Sun Jan 20, 2013 10:50 am

Superb image, lovely colour in the nebulae and stars. Tend to agree with Alan!

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