Monday, October 22, 2018

NGC 6946 Revisited

I decided to process my previous data from NGC 6946 from scratch. I was not happy with the original color, and in hindsight feel as though I grossly oversaturated the image.

For this new revision I also deviated from my standard workflow and used Arcsine Stretch for the Luminance data and a standard histogram for the RGB. This is opposite what most people do when using this script, but I am pretty happy with the results, especially in how it controlled the star sizes.

Thursday, October 11, 2018

NGC 6914 in Cygnus

NGC 6914 is a reflection nebula in the constellation of Cygnus. There are several dark nebula in this region as well, including LDN 897, LDN 899, and LDN 900. This is an image I captured back in 2017. I have struggled to get the processing down with this one, especially combining the Ha data with the LRGB. I feel like I have finally achieved a good balance with this version. This data was collected over 8 nights in June 2017.

Total Integration: 23 hours

Equipment: William Optics GT71, Atik 428EX, Astronomik LRGBHa

Processed in Pixinsight and CS6