NGC-2903

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NGC-2903
Posted by RayM0506 on Saturday, November 09, 2013 7:19 AM

This is 21 x 6 min subs, 5 x darks.  All with the equipment listed below.

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Posted by Poppa Chris on Saturday, November 09, 2013 8:58 AM

I like it!!

Ray, I'd love to get a copy of your raw data to play with as I learn about my new Pixinsight software.

---Poppa Chris---

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Posted by RayM0506 on Saturday, November 09, 2013 2:24 PM

Poppa Chris

I like it!!

Ray, I'd love to get a copy of your raw data to play with as I learn about my new Pixinsight software.

 

Poppa Chris

I like it!!

Ray, I'd love to get a copy of your raw data to play with as I learn about my new Pixinsight software.

 

Ok, check your email for a link. 

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Posted by Poppa Chris on Saturday, November 09, 2013 7:06 PM

Thanks!!!

 

---Poppa Chris---

Denham Springs, Louisiana USA

"Second star to the right - Then straight on until morning!" - Peter Pan

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Posted by Poppa Chris on Saturday, November 09, 2013 9:47 PM

Ray, from what I can tell so far your stacked TIF is really good.  It will be a great learning image for me.  I really want to thank you for letting me have it.  I promise to try my best to make you proud of the final effort. 

---Poppa Chris---

Denham Springs, Louisiana USA

"Second star to the right - Then straight on until morning!" - Peter Pan

Celestron CPC1100GPS (XLT) - 279mm aperature, 2800mm Focal length. (f10) Celestron Ultima LX (70deg AFOV) Eyepieces 32mm thru 5mm, Canon EOS Rebel T2i DSLR, Backyard EOS imaging software, Orion Star Shoot Planetary Imager IV, Celestron Skymaster 15x70 binoculars

 

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Posted by RayM0506 on Sunday, November 10, 2013 12:05 AM

Poppa Chris

Ray, from what I can tell so far your stacked TIF is really good.  It will be a great learning image for me.  I really want to thank you for letting me have it.  I promise to try my best to make you proud of the final effort. 

 

Glad you like it and I am sure you will do fine.  Thanks, even the RAWS when I was shooting showed a lot of detail!!!

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Posted by Timthelder on Monday, November 11, 2013 8:39 AM

That's a beautiful spiral!  Nice target.  Nice on the colors and processing too!

 

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Posted by Poppa Chris on Monday, November 11, 2013 8:52 AM

Progress in my learning curve with Pixinsight is moving along fairly well.  While I am not finished with my processing lesson yet, I have satisfactorilly completed, gradent removal, background flatfielding and color neutralization, a bit of color calibration, some chrominance noise reduction to remove unwanted green, and an initial histogram stretch.  Also I have produced a couple of masks to allow me to work on some background blemishes and the galaxies details seperately (my next set of tutorials).  

So far, think Ray will be pretty pleased with the results.  I know I am VERY grateful for his allowing me to work on his image.  Once I get it done it will go back to Ray directly.  He should have the last word on whether my revision should be seen or not.

---Poppa Chris---

Denham Springs, Louisiana USA

"Second star to the right - Then straight on until morning!" - Peter Pan

Celestron CPC1100GPS (XLT) - 279mm aperature, 2800mm Focal length. (f10) Celestron Ultima LX (70deg AFOV) Eyepieces 32mm thru 5mm, Canon EOS Rebel T2i DSLR, Backyard EOS imaging software, Orion Star Shoot Planetary Imager IV, Celestron Skymaster 15x70 binoculars

 

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Posted by RayM0506 on Monday, November 11, 2013 3:23 PM

Timthelder

That's a beautiful spiral!  Nice target.  Nice on the colors and processing too!

 

Tim.

 

Thanks Tim!!  Yes, it was a great target!  Even the raws showed a lot of detail!!! 

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Posted by RayM0506 on Monday, November 11, 2013 3:25 PM

Poppa Chris

Progress in my learning curve with Pixinsight is moving along fairly well.  While I am not finished with my processing lesson yet, I have satisfactorilly completed, gradent removal, background flatfielding and color neutralization, a bit of color calibration, some chrominance noise reduction to remove unwanted green, and an initial histogram stretch.  Also I have produced a couple of masks to allow me to work on some background blemishes and the galaxies details seperately (my next set of tutorials).  

So far, think Ray will be pretty pleased with the results.  I know I am VERY grateful for his allowing me to work on his image.  Once I get it done it will go back to Ray directly.  He should have the last word on whether my revision should be seen or not.

 

Chris, I don't care WHAT it looks like.  You have my permission to post away!  You are putting a lot of time and effort in!!!  I'm looking forward to seeing it!!!

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Posted by Poppa Chris on Monday, November 11, 2013 4:05 PM

Ray: 

I'm following a set of video tutorials on YouTube that describe processing an image of M33 , very similar to your NGC2903.  That similarity is why I wanted to get your TIFF to work on.  It's been a perfect learning subject.  In fact, your TIFF looks a good deal better than the  M33 that starts the tutorial as far as initial image brightness in the unprocessed DSS stack is concerned.

I know I'm taking a long time but this is "learn as you go" which slows things down quite a bit.  Also, I'm running 2 different processing sessions on it.  1) is step-by-step in conjunction with the video which I pause and play as needed. 2) is by my blind memory of the previous lesson to see if I really learned what I'm doing.  That can be a lot to ask of a 63yr old memory.

So far, I really like Pixinsight a lot, but it definitely makes you think about what you are doing and when you do it a lot differently than in Photoshop.  In a way, I have to "unlearn" some PS habits in order to form new ones in PI.      

---Poppa Chris---

Denham Springs, Louisiana USA

"Second star to the right - Then straight on until morning!" - Peter Pan

Celestron CPC1100GPS (XLT) - 279mm aperature, 2800mm Focal length. (f10) Celestron Ultima LX (70deg AFOV) Eyepieces 32mm thru 5mm, Canon EOS Rebel T2i DSLR, Backyard EOS imaging software, Orion Star Shoot Planetary Imager IV, Celestron Skymaster 15x70 binoculars

 

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Posted by DaveMitsky on Monday, November 11, 2013 5:03 PM

Ray,

YesYes

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Posted by RayM0506 on Tuesday, November 12, 2013 3:14 AM

DaveMitsky

Ray,

YesYes

Dave Mitsky

 

Thanks Dave!!!

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Posted by Poppa Chris on Tuesday, November 12, 2013 10:59 PM

OK... For what it's worth, here is my first run at Ray's NGC2903.  I know it has some problems, but I think I can do better on a second attempt.

Chris first run at Rays NGC2903

---Poppa Chris---

Denham Springs, Louisiana USA

"Second star to the right - Then straight on until morning!" - Peter Pan

Celestron CPC1100GPS (XLT) - 279mm aperature, 2800mm Focal length. (f10) Celestron Ultima LX (70deg AFOV) Eyepieces 32mm thru 5mm, Canon EOS Rebel T2i DSLR, Backyard EOS imaging software, Orion Star Shoot Planetary Imager IV, Celestron Skymaster 15x70 binoculars

 

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Posted by RayM0506 on Wednesday, November 13, 2013 2:30 PM

Dang Chris!!!  I like it better then mine!!!!!!  WOW!

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Posted by Poppa Chris on Thursday, November 14, 2013 8:23 AM

I'm very glad you liked it.  I'm starting a second run at it now that I know a little bit more about what I'm doing.  so far I think you'll be even more pleased with this new revision when I finish it.  Background is going to be smoother, The galaxy won't be quite so color saturated, and I think the galaxy arms will show better/sharper details too. 

---Poppa Chris---

Denham Springs, Louisiana USA

"Second star to the right - Then straight on until morning!" - Peter Pan

Celestron CPC1100GPS (XLT) - 279mm aperature, 2800mm Focal length. (f10) Celestron Ultima LX (70deg AFOV) Eyepieces 32mm thru 5mm, Canon EOS Rebel T2i DSLR, Backyard EOS imaging software, Orion Star Shoot Planetary Imager IV, Celestron Skymaster 15x70 binoculars

 

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