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Starless or Stars?  Love or Hate?  NGC7000 and IC5070, 



    
        

            Chris White
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Starless or Stars? Love or Hate? NGC7000 and IC5070

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Starless or Stars?  Love or Hate?  NGC7000 and IC5070, 



    
        

            Chris White
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Starless or Stars? Love or Hate? NGC7000 and IC5070

Equipment

Acquisition details

Dates:
Sept. 25, 2020
Frames:
Chroma Ha 3nm: 19×1200(6h 20′)
Chroma OIII 3nm: 18×1200(6h)
Chroma SII 3nm: 17×1200(5h 40′)
Integration:
18h
Avg. Moon age:
8.81 days
Avg. Moon phase:
64.93%

RA center: 20h55m38s.72

DEC center: +44°1323.7

Pixel scale: 1.633 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: -1.067 degrees

Field radius: 1.845 degrees

More info:Open 

Resolution: 6490x4886

File size: 14.0 MB

Data source: Backyard

Description

Well, I decided to throw back to one of my first ever DSO targets from 2016. I find that I am bouncing between super challenging targets and super easy targets, and decided to give this one a go.

I have long been anti-starless.... as I kind of hate the look. But, I decided to give it a fair try and see what I could do, so I processed both a stars and starless version. I'm still not sure where I land on the stars vs starless debate, but I will at least concede that I hate to say I kind of love both?

Love or Hate? What's your preference?

Comments

Revisions

  • Starless or Stars?  Love or Hate?  NGC7000 and IC5070, 



    
        

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    Original
  • Starless or Stars?  Love or Hate?  NGC7000 and IC5070, 



    
        

            Chris White
    B
  • Starless or Stars?  Love or Hate?  NGC7000 and IC5070, 



    
        

            Chris White
    C
  • Final
    Starless or Stars?  Love or Hate?  NGC7000 and IC5070, 



    
        

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    D

B

Description: Here is the "stars" version in entirety...

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C

Description: Here is the starless...

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D

Description: On this revision I dialed the stars back just a touch using MT, like I normally would. I think I prefer this version the best out of the three. It's subtle, and mostly noticeable when viewed in fit-screen... but I think it puts the emphasis on the nebula without giving it a "painting" look like the starless.

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Sky plot

Sky plot

Histogram

Starless or Stars?  Love or Hate?  NGC7000 and IC5070, 



    
        

            Chris White

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