Processing Challenge 34 - Astrobee's Wizard

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Re: Processing Challenge 34 - Astrobee's Wizard

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Rasalgethi wrote: Sat Dec 10, 2022 4:06 pm This is my go at Astrobee's Wizard following The Lazy Geek's video.

Pixinsight
ABE
EZ Decon
EZ Soft Stretch
LRGB Combination (using Ha as Luminance)
PCC
Curves - Contrast, Saturation


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Pretty colors and nice nebulosity. Well done.

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Re: Processing Challenge 34 - Astrobee's Wizard

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Rasalgethi's nice version of this target brought out some nice featues. It prompted me to take another look at my previous post. I decided to try boosting some of the low-level nebulosity to give it more "life".

Processing starting from previous version (PixInsight):
Removed stars
Increased color saturation using Red Colormask and CurvesTransformation
Selectively increased low-level nebulosity with CurvesTransformation
Raised black level using HistogramTransformation
Added stars back
Ran SCNR to remove green

NEW VERSION
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PREVIOUS VERSION
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Re: Processing Challenge 34 - Astrobee's Wizard

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Thanks for your kind comments Steve. Your new version's colours stand out really well. The star removal before processing works well, my stars are over saturated. But I do like the way the over saturated stars makes the Wizard's eyes more prominent!
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