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Milky Way v2

2nd version of www.flickr.com/photos/-chojin-/15511468437

 

Still learning PixInsight. Using the first version as a starting point, I used a starmap to generate a mask and apply a median transform and morphological operators to remove some of the overwhelming tiny stars. The result was then blent back with the image using PixMath to bring up some details in the nebulosity and back some stars.

Now I guess I should redo the whole workflow to do these steps earlier in the process. It should enable better noise reduction/control in the final image. That will be for v3 :-)

 

Canon 6D with Samyang 24mm f1.4

ISO3200, 21s

16 lights, 16 darks

 

Stacked using DSS.

Post-processed with PixInsight

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Uploaded on November 14, 2014