M45 red sky

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M45 red sky

Postby Melty » Sat Dec 23, 2017 9:45 am

Hello

First, hello to you all. I'm a new member and thus is my first post.

My trouble stems from trying to process a stacked image of M45 i took a few weeks ago.

M45.jpg
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The image comprises of:

120 60s lights
30 60s darks
30 60s flats
120 bias all stacked in dss (prior configured for Startools)

Sadly, light pollution was a factor, but the moon was also out and pretty bright.

After Autodev, Crop, Bin, Wipe and Autodev ( or a vaguely similar workflow) I'm met with the red background to my image, for which I have no idea to process, or what it means. If it's gradient, why doesn't Wipe do it's thing?

Can anyone offer any support, please?

Cheers.
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Re: M45 red sky

Postby Burly » Sat Dec 23, 2017 7:26 pm

Try -autodev -bin -crop- Develop -drag the slider up to suit usually 90% ish or post your file too for others to look at ,use dropbox to share .
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Re: M45 red sky

Postby Melty » Sat Dec 23, 2017 11:27 pm

Burly wrote:Try -autodev -bin -crop- Develop -drag the slider up to suit usually 90% ish or post your file too for others to look at ,use dropbox to share .


Thanks for replying.

After another attempt, the best i can come up with is this.

m45.jpg
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Autodev in all instances seems to turn it red, so I stuck with the Develop module instead. Stretching the image as-is, after crop, bin, and wipe modules were used.

Here is the original FITS file, out of interest. Be interesting to see what someone else can acheive.

https://1drv.ms/u/s!AnBbr3CyqzEcoWJvNRkUC1zYFjCS
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Re: M45 red sky

Postby Burly » Sun Dec 24, 2017 10:01 am

Quick dabble didnt come out too bad ,getting the star colour haven`t quite grasped yet never seem to be happy with it ,trial and error
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StarTools 1.4.316
Sun Dec 24 09:01:18 2017
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File loaded [C:\Users\Dave\Downloads\M45.fts].
---
--- Auto Develop
Parameter [Ignore Fine Detail <] set to [Off]
Parameter [Outside ROI Influence] set to [15 %]
--- Crop
Parameter [X1] set to [136 pixels]
Parameter [Y1] set to [205 pixels]
Parameter [X2] set to [4090 pixels (-200)]
Parameter [Y2] set to [2711 pixels (-145)]
--- Bin
Parameter [Scale] set to [(scale/noise reduction 70.71%)/(200.00%)/(+1.00 bits)]
--- Wipe
Parameter [Mode] set to [Correct Color & Brightness]
Parameter [UNKNOWN] set to [No]
Parameter [Precision] set to [256 x 256 pixels]
Parameter [Dark Anomaly Filter] set to [1 pixels]
Parameter [Drop Off Point] set to [100 %]
Parameter [Corner Aggressiveness] set to [100 %]
Parameter [Aggressiveness] set to [75 %]
--- Develop
Parameter [White Calibration] set to [Use Stars]
Parameter [Gamma] set to [1.00]
Parameter [Skyglow] set to [0 %]
Parameter [Digital Development] set to [92.39 %]
Parameter [Blue Luminance Contrib.] set to [100 %]
Parameter [Green Luminance Contrib.] set to [100 %]
Parameter [Red Luminance Contrib.] set to [100 %]
Parameter [Dark Anomaly Headroom] set to [5 %]
Parameter [Dark Anomaly Filter] set to [6.0 pixels]
--- Wavelet Sharpen
Parameter [Intelligent Enhance] set to [Yes]
Parameter [Scale 1] set to [100 %]
Parameter [Scale 2] set to [100 %]
Parameter [Scale 3] set to [100 %]
Parameter [Scale 4] set to [100 %]
Parameter [Scale 5] set to [100 %]
Parameter [Mask Fuzz] set to [8.0 pixels]
Parameter [Amount] set to [100 %]
Parameter [Small Detail Bias] set to [75 %]
--- Contrast
Parameter [Expose Dark Areas] set to [No]
Parameter [Compensate Gamma] set to [No]
Parameter [Precision] set to [256 x 256 pixels]
Parameter [Dark Anomaly Filter] set to [12 pixels]
Parameter [Aggressiveness] set to [75 %]
Parameter [Dark Anomaly Headroom] set to [15 %]
--- Wipe
Parameter [Mode] set to [Correct Color & Brightness]
Parameter [UNKNOWN] set to [No]
Parameter [Precision] set to [256 x 256 pixels]
Parameter [Dark Anomaly Filter] set to [6 pixels]
Parameter [Drop Off Point] set to [0 %]
Parameter [Corner Aggressiveness] set to [100 %]
Parameter [Aggressiveness] set to [75 %]
--- Develop
Parameter [White Calibration] set to [Use Stars]
Parameter [Gamma] set to [1.00]
Parameter [Skyglow] set to [0 %]
Parameter [Digital Development] set to [91.85 %]
Parameter [Blue Luminance Contrib.] set to [100 %]
Parameter [Green Luminance Contrib.] set to [100 %]
Parameter [Red Luminance Contrib.] set to [100 %]
Parameter [Dark Anomaly Headroom] set to [5 %]
Parameter [Dark Anomaly Filter] set to [Off]
--- HDR
Parameter [Small Detail Precision] set to [Max]
Parameter [Channels] set to [Brightness Only]
Parameter [Algorithm] set to [Equalize]
Parameter [Dark/Bright Response] set to [1.00]
Parameter [Detail Size Range] set to [21 pixels]
Parameter [Strength] set to [1.0]
--- Deconvolution
Parameter [Image Type] set to [Deep Space]
Parameter [Mask Behavior] set to [De-ring Mask Gaps, Hide Result]
Parameter [Radius] set to [1.5 pixels]
Parameter [Iterations] set to [6]
Parameter [Regularization] set to [1.00 (optimal noise and detail)]
Parameter [Mask Fuzz] set to [8.0 pixels]
--- Fractal Flux
Parameter [Brightness Mask Mode] set to [Off]
Parameter [Algorithm] set to [Modulate Unsharp Mask]
Parameter [Negative Flux] set to [0 %]
Parameter [Positive Flux] set to [500 %]
Parameter [Detail Filter] set to [1.0 pixels]
Parameter [Filter Fuzz] set to [1.0 pixels]
Parameter [Filter Radius] set to [1.5 pixels]
Parameter [Filter Amount] set to [200 %]
Parameter [Mask Fuzz] set to [1.0 pixels]
Parameter [Brightness Mask Power] set to [1.00]
--- Filter
Parameter [Filter Mode] set to [Conservative Nudge]
Parameter [Sampling Method] set to [3x3 Average]
Parameter [Filter Width] set to [5]
Parameter [Mask Fuzz] set to [1.0 pixels]
--- Bin
Parameter [Scale] set to [(scale/noise reduction 70.71%)/(200.00%)/(+1.00 bits)]
--- Life
Parameter [Detail Preservation] set to [Min Distance to 1/2 Unity]
Parameter [Compositing Algorithm] set to [Power of Inverse]
Parameter [Inherit Brightness, Color] set to [Off]
Parameter [Output Glow Only] set to [No]
Parameter [Airy Disk Sampling] set to [128 x 128 pixels]
Parameter [Airy Disk Radius] set to [8 pixels]
Parameter [Glow Threshold] set to [12 %]
Parameter [Detail Preservation Radius] set to [20.0 pixels]
Parameter [Saturation] set to [50 %]
Parameter [Strength] set to [100 %]
Parameter [Mask Fuzz] set to [1.0 pixels]
--- Contrast
Parameter [Expose Dark Areas] set to [No]
Parameter [Compensate Gamma] set to [No]
Parameter [Precision] set to [256 x 256 pixels]
Parameter [Dark Anomaly Filter] set to [1 pixels]
Parameter [Aggressiveness] set to [75 %]
Parameter [Dark Anomaly Headroom] set to [15 %]
--- Wavelet De-Noise
Parameter [Scale 1] set to [90 %]
Parameter [Scale 2] set to [90 %]
Parameter [Scale 3] set to [90 %]
Parameter [Scale 4] set to [90 %]
Parameter [Scale 5] set to [0 %]
Parameter [Mask Fuzz] set to [1.0 pixels]
Parameter [Scale Correlation] set to [6]
Parameter [Color Detail Loss] set to [12 %]
Parameter [Brightness Detail Loss] set to [12 %]
Parameter [Grain Size] set to [4.4 pixels]
Parameter [Read Noise Compensation] set to [Off]
Parameter [Smoothness] set to [75 %]
--- Color
Parameter [Cap Green] set to [No]
Parameter [Bias Slider Mode] set to [Sliders Reduce Color Bias]
Parameter [Style] set to [Scientific (Color Constancy)]
Parameter [LRGB Method Emulation] set to [Straight CIELab Luminance Retention]
Parameter [Dark Saturation] set to [Full]
Parameter [Bright Saturation] set to [Full]
Parameter [Saturation Amount] set to [319 %]
Parameter [Blue Bias Reduce] set to [1.00]
Parameter [Green Bias Reduce] set to [1.00]
Parameter [Red Bias Reduce] set to [1.13]
Parameter [Mask Fuzz] set to [1.0 pixels]
File saved [C:\Users\Dave\Downloads\StARTOOLSM45.JPG].
--- Color
Parameter [Cap Green] set to [No]
Parameter [Bias Slider Mode] set to [Sliders Reduce Color Bias]
Parameter [Style] set to [Scientific (Color Constancy)]
Parameter [LRGB Method Emulation] set to [Straight CIELab Luminance Retention]
Parameter [Dark Saturation] set to [Full]
Parameter [Bright Saturation] set to [Full]
Parameter [Saturation Amount] set to [67 %]
Parameter [Blue Bias Reduce] set to [1.00]
Parameter [Green Bias Reduce] set to [1.00]
Parameter [Red Bias Reduce] set to [1.00]
Parameter [Mask Fuzz] set to [1.0 pixels]
File saved [C:\Users\Dave\Downloads\StARTOOLSM45.JPG].
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Re: M45 red sky

Postby Melty » Sun Dec 24, 2017 11:28 am

Hey thats pretty impressive.

I'll take a closer look at your workflow later.

Nice one!
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Re: M45 red sky

Postby Burly » Sun Dec 24, 2017 11:49 am

Your welcome :thumbsup:
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Re: M45 red sky

Postby Rkonrad » Mon Dec 25, 2017 8:41 am

Not a bad image considering the light pollution.

Here's my attempt https://www.flickr.com/gp/rkonrad/he5276

I'll attach a log file when Christmas is over... generally I like the isolate life module a lot. Try it without a mask.

Merry Christmas to all!

Richard
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Re: M45 red sky

Postby Melty » Tue Dec 26, 2017 10:13 pm

Rkonrad wrote:Not a bad image considering the light pollution.

Here's my attempt https://www.flickr.com/gp/rkonrad/he5276

I'll attach a log file when Christmas is over... generally I like the isolate life module a lot. Try it without a mask.

Merry Christmas to all!

Richard


Apart from a slightly different colour temp. that looks similar to my latest effort. Big thanks to all involved. :thumbsup:
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