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This is a small improvement over the version I did a year ago with the same equipment. Still not great, due to the low elevation (18 to 20 degrees above the horizon), but until I can take a trip to the south this will have to do!

AP 142 at f/7, QSI 583wsg, AP Mach1 mount,
Astronomik LRGB filters

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Comment by Chris Elliott on August 3, 2014 at 1:35pm
Exactly photoshop has some nice tools and if done right you can really bring the best in an image
Comment by Greg Marshall on July 30, 2014 at 7:05pm

PS can do anything! OK, programs like PixInsight may be better for astro-image processing, but I've been using PS since Windows 3 and I'm too old to learn another complicated set of tools. Thanks!

Comment by Russ Ruggles on July 30, 2014 at 6:36pm

Impressive PS work. Goes to show that even PS with good data can pull out the dust lanes.

Comment by Greg Marshall on July 30, 2014 at 4:48pm

I do calibration, alignment, and stacking in MaxIm DL. The rest is all Photoshop, including Noel Carboni's tools and the Noise Ninja plug-in. Sometimes I will use other filters in MaxIm, but usually not.

Comment by Russ Ruggles on July 30, 2014 at 2:56pm

I'm sitting just above the 35th myself but I have trees to my south which block my view except for a small window in the south east. I'm lucky to get an hour of time on anything in this region of the sky or lower.

Still yours is nicely done. What processing software are you using these days?

Comment by Greg Marshall on July 30, 2014 at 2:22pm

Thanks, guys. I'm between 45 and 46 degrees north, so am always wanting to get farther south - especially in the Winter!

Comment by Russ Ruggles on July 30, 2014 at 1:53pm

A find job of processing. I didn't know that dust was there until I saw your image.

How far north are you?

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