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M42 LRGBSHO Last Installment

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Post by Astrovetteman » Mon Jan 13, 2020 6:28 pm

Well here's my final M42 for this year. Altogether there's over 35 hours of data.
Hope ya like it!
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Post by STEVE333 » Mon Jan 13, 2020 6:40 pm

Beautiful details and colors Tom - Lovely treatment of the Trapezium too. I really like the subtle blue in the core of M42.

Time well spent!

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Post by Don Quixote » Mon Jan 13, 2020 6:53 pm

Incredible, Tom.
35 hours... 😊
Thank you for sharing this superb work.
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Post by Astrovetteman » Mon Jan 13, 2020 6:54 pm

STEVE333 wrote:
Mon Jan 13, 2020 6:40 pm
Beautiful details and colors Tom - Lovely treatment of the Trapezium too. I really like the subtle blue in the core of M42.

Time well spent!

Steve
Thanks Steve...I tried to use more of the OIII data to bring out the blues. There's just soooo many color combinations one can use with this target, it's really hard to decide which way to go. I was trying to emphasize the filaments of gas, which the OIII gives you.
Thanks Again!! :text-thankyoublue:
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Post by MariusD69 » Mon Jan 13, 2020 7:56 pm

Wonderful image! Great work, Tom!!
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Post by JayTee » Mon Jan 13, 2020 10:16 pm

Well, Tom, let's just bookmark this as the best image of M42 ever!

You could lose several minutes of your day simply staring "into" this image.

This is the type of image that pushes all of us to be better astrophotographers.

Thank you so much for your amazing work and then sharing it with us.

Superbly done,
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Post by Juno16 » Tue Jan 14, 2020 12:43 am

Top of the line Tom!

I agree, best M42 I've seen. Awesome!

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Post by prowler75 » Tue Jan 14, 2020 1:05 am

Excellent work, Tom!
Your hard work definitely paid off. I love the coloring you were able to capture.
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Post by Kanadalainen » Tue Jan 14, 2020 2:58 am

WOW - this is just awesome.
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Post by Hankmeister3 » Tue Jan 14, 2020 3:00 am

Stunningly beautiful, Tom … just stunning. I'll be checking this image out for several days! Well done, sir.
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Post by bobharmony » Tue Jan 14, 2020 3:26 am

Fabulous detail and blending of all the sources of data, Tom. This is fantastic, with the great detail, and still maintaining a natural look. One of your best, and one of THE best images I ever recall seeing!

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