|Here is an example of what a little processing
can do. I was testing some wiring changes to my imaging system and when
I was finished it was still clear, but clouds were in the forecast. My
gear is set up an a Scope Buggy so I wheeled it out to my driveway
to try a little urban imaging. I used an Optolong L enHance LP filter
and got three 15 minute subs in before the clouds rolled in to shut
down my evening. One of the subs had so many clouds move through that
the guiding failed and the other two had some clouds move through the
frame during the exposure.
Needless to say, with only 45 minutes of filtered subs, this image is nothing to write home about and much of the detail was lost to noise reduction. That said the image compares well to an unfiltered hour long exposure taken from much darker skies. It is still worth processing these kind of shots as it can be a great learning exercise.
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