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2012: NGC 7380; The wizzard Nebula
Image details
Date: September 9 and 10, 2012
Exposure: 3 hours 20 minutes  (20x10 min), ISO 800, 18 Darks, 20 Bias, and 40 Flats

Telescope: 8" Skywatcher Newton @F/5 with MPCC 
Mount: NEQ6-pro, controled by EQmod/CdC, guided by  QHY5/9x50 Finder Guider/PHD
Camera: Peltier-cooled Canon 350Da (+10C) 
Location: Emmen, The Netherlands

High resolution: (2,45 Mb)
DSLR-LLRGB post-processing workflow  according to Scott Rosen's video tutorial:
 
Original RGB image in Photoshop CS3:
 -Gradient eXterminator (1st pass Medium - Low, followed by 2nd pass High - Medium)
 -Levels [Black-, Grey-, and White points]
 -Convert to greyscale [This creates the Synthetic Luminance]
 -Convert back to RGB [RGB reconvertion is only done for easy of interpretation of PS histgram and tools]
 
Synthetic Luminance in Photoshop CS3:
 -Carboni's v1.6 Deep Space Noise Reduction [Removes noise from background, not DSO]
 -Curves, selective on weak dustlanes, with anchored background and highlights
 -High Pass Filtering
 -Shrink Stars
 
RGB processing in Photoshop CS3:
 -Curves and Levels to bring RGB to a comparable level as the Luminance
 -Carboni's v1.6 Space Noise Reduction
 -Carboni's v1.6 Less Crunchy, More Fuzzy
 -Increase saturation using Adam Block's method [3 copies of RGB, 3rd copy Luminosty blend mode, 2nd copy soft light blend mode, flatten all 3 copies] Repeat to taste, 3x for this image. This results in a slightly over saturated image
 -HLVG, medium strength
 -Luminance addition, blend mode luminosity, at 50% opacity, flatten
 -Carboni's v1.6 Less Crunchy, More Fuzzy

 -Gaussian Blur (2px)
 -Selective Color (Lab, reds)
 -Increase saturation using Adam Block's method [3 copies of RGB, 3rd copy Luminosty blend mode, 2nd copy soft light blend mode, flatten all 3 copies] Repeat to taste, 3x for this image.
 -Carboni's v1.6 Less Crunchy, More Fuzzy
 -Gaussian Blur (2px)
 -Luminance addition, blend mode Luminosity, at 100% opacity, flatten
 -Final tweaks using levels

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