Hi CarlesCarles wrote: ↑Sun Apr 25, 2021 3:40 pmHi again,thewormofautumn wrote: ↑Sun Apr 25, 2021 8:11 am yeah I get that Ivo. I've tried too many combinations of things to figure out what's going on here. I can post images of every single combination, but I tend to post just "defaults" that I've used. But no tweaking is having any impact. Even your suggestion above (to redo the Autodev) I'd already done, which looks like this once I get to the Colour module
I know this is likely just me not understanding the software. I don't get half of it. I liked the videos you made explaining stuff, that's what got me onto the software in the first place, as I followed along and got good results.
Maybe I'm just used to Photoshop (20 years as a "terrestrial" photographer) and ST is too much of a shift for me to understand.
No disrespect to your software, obviously many are getting great results with it and that's awesome, but I'm not anymore.
I remember the first edit I did with ST (Orion) and was stoked with how that turned out, with mostly just defaults. Carina (my second image) was the same.
Everything since, nope. Not having an ounce of luck.
even though still think the previous image needs Flats.
I have downloaded again your previous image and made a short video on how I would process it more or less...
Disclaimer: I'm not an advanced user! haha and still learning too but well : )
Haven't done a full workflow...and did binning to 25% (got slow PC and your file is too big for me ) so didn't use
sharp nor decon.. but end result is "OK" I guess. Full resolution or even only 50 ~70% bin would give better and
clearer image I guess
hope it helps
https://mega.nz/file/81FjSaIb#NxvGoCi4Q ... o88RrxFtB4
Before I answer your other question re flats, I just want to start off by offering my sincere thanks for making that video. I learned so much from watching it! Things I didn't even know existed.
A genuine and heartfelt thank you to you; you didn't have to do that, but you've really helped.
I copied your video down to the pixel (might have been a couple of pixels off on the crop) and noticed something straight away. I guess you chose "Linear" and not "Linear not white balanced" at the beginning, as you seem to be editing in colour. Is there any reason for that? I edited in B&W for the entire video (mostly).
Also, is there any reason you went to Film Dev after doing the Autodev? (and the revisted the Autudev/Film Dev again later?)
I now have enough to play around with and experiment with.
You really rock for doing this
On this point. yes there were definitely flats. In fact, I took 40 of them (and dark flats) but noticed that 22 of them were either yellow, pink or blown out white. I don't know what happened, but I binned those and just kept the flats that were good at the beginning of the sequence (I used NINA's Flats Wizard).
Perhaps there's something wrong with how the Wizard is taking flats or something weird happened to my iPad (which I use for flats). I will be doing some tests on them in the coming days to see what's going on, but to cut a long story short, flats were taken and applied in DSS (no darks yet though).