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I took a chance on a foggy night and made the trip up to my dark sky site earlier this week. I ended up getting another hour of data on the Iris Nebula before I was completely clouded over. I've probably processed this photo
about 10 times now, it has been very challenging. Here is the latest re-process. Your comments, questions and critiques are always appreciated:)

35 x 210" ISO 1600 (2 nights combined)

Stacked with 30 darks

ES ED80 Triplet Apo
ASCG-5 GT
Orion Mini Guidescope
Meade DSI II
Canon 450d un-modded
Stacked in DSS
Processed in PS CS5

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Comment by Trevor Woodrow on August 18, 2012 at 12:05am

Oh T-Dogg, well done on this. Took a chance and it paid off in spades.

Comment by Trevor Jones on August 17, 2012 at 11:20am

Thank you for the comments guys. Yes Marc, the contrast in the dusty areas was the hardest part! I will experiment with selective colour once I put more time on this.

Comment by Marc Basti on August 17, 2012 at 10:48am

Nice job on the dusty pic Trevor. It's always a pain to get good contrast between the background/dust (to me anyways). Did you use selective color at all--I find it to be a help (after a good amount of trial+error w/it). Cool Pic! Marc PS 10x's, that's all, that's a quick job lol

Comment by Clas Gripenberg on August 17, 2012 at 7:04am

Well done Trevor!

Comment by Steve Coates on August 16, 2012 at 7:32pm

This was a chance well taken, nice work Trev.

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