Iris Nebula (NGC 7023) , imaged from dark skies over 2 nights with a Newt (AstroSysteme Austria N8) astrograph rather than my scopes (hence the star spikes).
Luminance: 13 x 1080sec
RGB: 6 x 600s each
total integration time: 6.9 hrs
Calibrated and stacked in Maxim DL
Processed in Photoshop CS2
4th run-through. Ditched PI completely (I kinda like the HDR but I think it ended up a bit overdone once I looked on it on my other computer) ….. stuck with just PS this time – spent more time/channel and combined via Lab color rather than L+RGB ..
Also kept the dust a little darker this time … I could stretch it alot more, but I think I like it a bit darker. . .
probably done with this data for a while. I think people are getting tired of seeing variations of it!
Tagged: , NGC 7023 , Iris Nebula , nebula , reprocess , competition:astrophoto=2011 , robotictelescope , Anna Morris