July AP Processing Challenge

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This is my first attempt at processing any thing other than OSC stuff. Man, this is a whole different world.

I tried all kinds of different data combinations and processing methods and they all looked like a train wreck.LOL.

Finally tried Sii as red, HA as green and Oiii as blue. Loaded this into startools 1.6 and all I did was auto dev, wipe, global redo, color, denoise, made a star mask and used the shrink module to shrink the stars and save the image.

Don't get the idea I'm proud of this image, I just thought I'd post it anyway. It sure was fun trying.

Thanks Carole for letting us use your data.
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It's been interesting to see the different versions produced of my data. Also I am happy that a number of your have said it has been a useful learning exercise.
very nice i like the last one, chft pallet ?
Hi Yobbo, thanks, but chft pallet is a new one on me, what does that stand for?

It was also hubble palette with RGB stars added but I did a lot of colour manipulation to get the resulting colour, mainly because there was an image that I admired that I was trying to emulate.

Carole

PS: I looked it up, CFHT is Ha-Red OIII-Green SII-Blue. So no it wasn't that, where on earth does CFHT come from, I'd just call that HOS? So I learnt something new too.
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Talking about colour palettes, I am sure most of you know you can do bicolour, HOO, but I once did an image HSS as there was a lot of Sii but no Oiii at all, this was the California Nebula.

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Hankmeister3 wrote:
Sun Jul 05, 2020 3:46 pm
I'm just a spectator, I wouldn't know where to start!

Henry

Don't miss out! Click this link, https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/ ... sp=sharing

Then download the RGB file and treat it as one of your own!

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carastro wrote:
Sun Jul 05, 2020 11:43 pm
Hi Yobbo, thanks, but chft pallet is a new one on me, what does that stand for?

PS: I looked it up, CFHT is Ha-Red OIII-Green SII-Blue. So no it wasn't that, where on earth does CFHT come from, I'd just call that HOS? So I learnt something new too.
CFHT is the Canada-France-Hawaii Telescope.
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yes i too typicaly divert from the standard (green gold) hubble colour with alot hue shifts, sometimes i don't just use sii ha or oiii data so typicaly i just title my images with the lum filter then the corrisponding filters in order to match for rgb example, ha-,nii,sii,oiii
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carastro wrote: ↑Sun Jul 05, 2020 11:43 pm
Hi Yobbo, thanks, but chft pallet is a new one on me, what does that stand for?

PS: I looked it up, CFHT is Ha-Red OIII-Green SII-Blue. So no it wasn't that, where on earth does CFHT come from, I'd just call that HOS? So I learnt something new too.
CFHT is the Canada-France-Hawaii Telescope.
Thanks Kathy for the explanation, but to be honest, that seems a bit bizarre to name a colour palette after a telescope. But then Hubble palette is also named after a telescope, so I'll shut up. Lol

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Nice!!! This is going to be good.

Thanks Carole for putting your data in the line of fire. :)
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That's it for the July AP Processing Challenge!

I would like to thank Carole for the excellent NB data which for quite a few of us was the first time we have had an opportunity to play with. I learnt a lot from this one.

There is no August challenge, the next one is AP Processing Challenge No. 5, starting today, which will be a chance to have a go a the Iris Nebula with data submitted by @bobharmony. I look forward to seeing you there.

If anyone would like to submit some data for a future challenge please send an email with a cloud storage download link to tssapchallenge@theskysearchers.com

Stay safe.

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