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The Melotte 15 Complex
Lens: different Camera: K5 and K3ii Photo Location: home balcony Ascheberg, Germany ISO: 800 Shutter Speed: Above 6s 
Posted By: Pete_XL, 10-05-2018, 12:26 AM

Melotte 15 is a cluster of young stars in the mid of the cloud complex IC1805 - the Heart Nebula - in the constellation Cassiopeia.


The image is a combination of 56 x 600s @ ISO 800 with 12 nm Hydrogen Alpha narrowband filter and an RGB image. The Ha data were shot through a 130/910mm refractor with a stock Pentax K3ii. The RGB data were taken with a 80/480 mm refractor and a stock Pentax K5 (48 x 180s @ ISO 800).


Processing in Astro Pixel Processor and Photoshop CC2018



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10-05-2018, 01:16 AM   #2
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Fantastic recording! The color adds a lot of dimension / atmosphere, like this one a lot
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Nicely done, magical. There is so much there that we will never know.
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This is truly a remarkable example of hard work in Post Photo Editing. All we have to do now is sit back and soak it all in. Well executed. Awesome photography.

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Hats off for the effort and result. Most of us probably wouldn't have the patience let alone the expertise and skill to get a shot like this. Thanks for posting!
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Thank you all for you friendly comments.

@GeoJerry: I am glad that my astroimaging setup on the balcony runs stand alone most of the night after I have set it all up properly. So I need maybe an hour for the setup and go to sleep. The software calculations that follow next day do not make much work - they run half- automated and only need a bit of attention. The final processing I do „manual“ in Photoshop need between 2 and maybe 6 hours of work depending on the complexity of the target. So it is not too much work for me in the end.....
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Thanks for sending this beautiful image .
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Wonderful, bravo !

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wonderful!
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Thanks for sending this beautiful image .
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Wonderful, bravo !
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wonderful!
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Great
Thank you all! I'm glad you like the image and really appreciate your comments!

Have nice sunday!

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this is a masterpiece! stunning 3d depth and the colours are so smooth. thank you for your work and sharing
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