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            Anthony Quintile
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Horsehead, Flame, Messier 78

Imaging telescopes or lenses: Stellarvue SVX080T-3SV

Imaging cameras: Pentax K3 II

Mounts: Losmandy G11 Gemini 2

Guiding telescopes or lenses: ZWO 60280 Guide Scope

Guiding cameras: ZWO ASI120MM Mini

Focal reducers: Stellarvue SFFR80T-3SV 0.74 Reducer/Flattener

Software: Phd2  ·  Photoshop CC 2019  ·  DeepSkyStacker (DSS) deepskystacker


Dates:Feb. 23, 2020Feb. 24, 2020

Frames:
95x120" (3h 10') ISO200
60x120" (2h) ISO200 0C

Integration: 5h 10'

Darks: 50

Flats: 42

Bias: 40

Avg. Moon age: 15.09 days

Avg. Moon phase: 0.35%

Bortle Dark-Sky Scale: 3.00


RA center: 05h43m43s.631

DEC center: -01°1821.31

Pixel scale: 2.324 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: -122.145 degrees

Field radius: 2.332 degrees

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Resolution: 4004x6014

Locations: Home, Flagstaff, AZ, United States

Data source: Backyard

Description

This had been the first image I shot with my Stellarvue SVX080T-3SV with the .74x FR, and I hadn't sorted the back focus on the FR.

I wanted to re-shoot this with back focus correct to do it justice.

Best 95%, so 4 hours 54 minutes total exposure.

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Description: I am still new to all of this so sometimes I need to dwell on what is wrong with an image before I figure out some of what is wrong. Still have a ton to learn! Re did the color balance and applied some star refinement. Curves in Photoshop are amazingly powerful, and I get just a little better every time I use them.

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Description: Color balanced down the red in the dust clouds.

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Description: I keep looking at this image and finding things I want to refine, and/or learning new tricks to fix the things I am seeing. Corrected colors in M78, used Select Color Range in PS CC 20 to remove too much green and too much pink from throughout the image, corrected the star halo colors and sizes on a few bright stars, tweaked colors on some other features.

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Description: Dialed in stars on the lower part of the image, more background green removal.

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