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Help to process the dust lanes

NixA
14 Aug, 2018 13:06
I need help to process my Cassiopeia image to pull out the dust lanes around it
I can use PI and if needed PS (but my ps knowledge is 0)
I have around 30 lights, 0 calibration frames
What settings to use to pull out the lanes?
The link to 1 raw image https://imgur.com/gallery/EHXYZpr
sixburg
16 Aug, 2018 16:06
Can you provide a link to the entire calibrated stack?  Hard to tell from one subframe what's happening.  You can try to use Enhance Dark Structures script in PI.  I use this function in combination with PS by blending the "standard" image with the enhanced one until I get the desired effect.

Clear skies,
-Lloyd
SchwarzBlack
16 Oct, 2018 19:17
You need flat frames to eliminate vignetting and illumination issues. Then you can use an S curve to enhance over all contrast. This process will enhance the dust lanes.
khrrugh
17 Oct, 2018 06:49
There are fantastic tutorials provided by Kayron Mercieca. I suggest to use this one:
Andromeda processing Tutorial
 
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