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Challenge: Self Portrait Without People III (Advanced Editing VII)
Camera: Canon EOS-1000D Rebel XS
Lens: Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS USM II
Location: Kariani, Greece
Date: Jul 20, 2012
Aperture: f2.8
ISO: 1600
Shutter: 22.5 min (total)
Galleries: Sky, Astrophotography
Date Uploaded: Jul 24, 2012

My most favorite Deep Sky Object, the magnificent Rho Ophiuchi region. I was expecting long time my chance to depict this splendid area of our galaxy.

- GoTo Mount : AstroTrac TT320X
- Camera : Canon 1000Da (modified for astrophotography)
- Focal Length : 175mm
- Exposures : a) 10 x 135 sec at f2.8 and ISO 1600
- FOV : 77.65%

- Alignment, calibration, stacking with DeepSkyStacker
- Further processing with PixInsight LE, PS CS3 and Neat Image.
- Specifically in Photoshop:
Levels (3 or 4 times)
Selective color (7 or 8 times)
Color balance (2 or 3 times)
Exposure (2 or 3 times)
Blending modes (to reveal the fine details of the colorful nebulae)
Color Dodge
Clone out lot of hot pixels that were enhanced because of the processing
Resize and save for web

Place: 8 out of 67
Avg (all users): 6.4902
Avg (commenters): 8.6667
Avg (participants): 6.3611
Avg (non-participants): 6.5606
Views since voting: 1257
Views during voting: 202
Votes: 102
Comments: 9
Favorites: 2 (view)

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08/03/2012 09:37:27 PM
One of your best deep space images. Very nice capture and a top 10. Well done!
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08/03/2012 05:04:55 PM
Congrats on the tt.
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08/03/2012 02:05:48 AM
Nice! Good to see a Deep Space image doing well!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
08/02/2012 09:12:19 PM
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08/02/2012 02:24:50 PM
It is mine too. Great one.
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07/31/2012 12:06:26 AM
You must be a stargazer! It's fun to see the faces formed.
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07/28/2012 12:11:43 PM
Top 3
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07/27/2012 01:37:28 PM
i really like this shot. great capture! (curious to see once voting is done if there is any details, or the usual blank // n/a box.
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07/27/2012 12:11:57 AM
fantastically difficult
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