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Stellafane Dew broke records

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The dew was so bad at Stellafane that green mold overwhelmed this image of the veil. Now, if I can only figure out how to bleach it out :wink:
80mm refractor at 384FL modded Canon T3i about 2.5 hours guided on an AVX mount. Images Plus and PS to process.
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And here I thought you were just sitting around drinking Fireballs the whole time! :lol: :lol: :lol:

Excellent outcome, Frank!

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So many stars...

And that, to me, is one of the most difficult features of this area to avoid.

Somehow, you did, Frank.
This is a really nice image.

Did you use an OIII filter, because that is most certainly guilty of an aqua- green tone.

Otherwise, you need to take out a channel and reassign iit with red.

Tell you more about that some time.

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I purchased a new dew heater for my scope just before Stellafane and installed it at my site Thursday afternoon. It proved quite useful when a thick mist descended onto the hill where I was set up.
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Great image Frank, spectacular field of view. 2.5 hours- no wonder you had plenty of time to stand around shooting the breeze with everyone!
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Veil IP Gimp Neb adjustments.jpg
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Here's a different way of processing to reduce the greens. Thanks Mike & Tom for the suggestions. Gimp seems better than PS but having to change file formats is nuts. Now, on to reducing the overall backround reds :roll:
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Excellent renovation Frank. Beautiful results.

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Really nice job with the nebula.

The wide field shot is impressive..well done

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Thanks guys. I could not do this without the very cool feature of plate solving with SGP.
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