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Offline Ignacio

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APOTY 2015
« on: 2015 September 20 09:54:32 »
I am happy to share with you that an Omega Centauri image of mine from last year has won the Stars and Nebulae category, in the 2015 Astronomy Photographer of the Year competition, organized by the Greenwich Royal Observatory.

http://www.rmg.co.uk/whats-on/exhibitions/astronomy-photographer-of-the-year/2015-winners/stars-nebulae

This image was entirely processed in Pixinsight, and a key aspect of it was the use of the bayer drizzle algorithm to maximize star resolution and color.

As further examples of such approach to OSC processing, included bellow are two recent results, where I took advantage of the CFA2RGB module to have more control on each processing step.

Sagittarius Triplet: http://www.pampaskies.com/gallery3/Deep-Space-Objects/Sagittarius_Triplet

SMC & 47 Tucanae: http://www.pampaskies.com/gallery3/Deep-Space-Objects/SMC_47Tucanae

Check out the hi-res versions to really appreciate the merits of the bayer drizzle approach. The achievable star resolution, separation and color, is remarkable. I can't emphasize enough the merits of this algorithm for those using OSC cameras.

Cheers,
Ignacio


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Re: APOTY 2015
« Reply #1 on: 2015 September 20 10:20:43 »
Muy bien Ignacio!! Congrats and very impressive your latest results!

Saludos, Alejandro.

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Re: APOTY 2015
« Reply #2 on: 2015 September 20 12:18:49 »
Congratulations Ignacio, nicely done.
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Re: APOTY 2015
« Reply #3 on: 2015 September 20 14:07:27 »
Thank you Alejandro and Zocky, much appreciated.

Ignacio

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Re: APOTY 2015
« Reply #4 on: 2015 September 20 15:39:14 »
Congrats from me too, Ignacio!

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Re: APOTY 2015
« Reply #5 on: 2015 September 21 05:43:31 »
Much appreciated, Rick!

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Re: APOTY 2015
« Reply #6 on: 2015 September 22 06:50:56 »
Beautiful images.  Congratulations!
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Ron