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November 2012 Blog Posts (4)

Post processing: how much is too much?

Ok so you guys know I'm new at this. When I first process my photos, I try to squeeze out as much color and detail as possible. Then, I'll go back the next day and it looks totally over-processed. Sometimes almost cartoonish!

So a couple of my questions are these:

How do you know when to stop with the processing?

How do I know when I have achieved accurate colors of what I'm shooting?

I'm currently only using my camera's software to process, which seems to work…


Added by Eric Hughes on November 13, 2012 at 4:40pm — 9 Comments

Eastern Veil - NGC6992 - HaRGB - Portland, Downtown (Bortle 8)

Another shot from beautiful Portland, OR.  Bortle 8 sky.


This time using using Ha as Luminance.


Ha: 110 min.
Red: 30min.
Green: 30min.
Blue: 30min.

Added by M.C. on November 11, 2012 at 3:30pm — No Comments

NGC6992 (HaLRGB) - Eastern Veil from Portland, OR Downtown (Bortle 8)

Enjoy this shot of the Eastern Veil...

Ha: 110min.

Luminance: 60min.

Red: 30min.

Green: 30min.

Blue: 30min.

Added by M.C. on November 9, 2012 at 10:05pm — No Comments

2013 Calendar of Astro-Photos

Forgive the shameless commercial pitch, but I've just printed 100 copies of a calendar and need to get the word out if I'm going to sell enough to cover the cost. For more information see:




Added by Greg Marshall on November 8, 2012 at 4:18pm — 3 Comments

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