Last night I drove up to Molas Pass between Silverton and Durango to photograph the 46p/Wirtanen comet. I found a nice composition early in the night sky above North Twilight Peak ...

Last night I drove up to Molas Pass between Silverton and Durango to photograph the 46p/Wirtanen comet. I found a nice composition early in the night sky above North Twilight Peak which was illuminated by the moon. For this shot I stacked 80 images of the comet to reduce noise and bring out further detail. . . . 📷: @sony a7r2 L: @sonyalpha 55 f/1.8 FE . . . #visitdurango #mothernature #naturelovers #nature #instanature #naturephotography #travel #lifestyle #explore #adventure #choosemountains #coloradoactivities #coloradotography #livewild #yourco #colorado #viewcolorado #naturalcolorado #colorfulcolorado #coloradolife #coloradolove #westbysouthwest #puresw #rockymountains #coloradolive #coloradogram #astrophotography

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Rajesh Jyothiswaran @ladybugfarmimages

Awesome Matt. What did you stack in?

Matt Payne @mattpaynephoto

@throttlebycable yeah I was surprised by how hard it was to see to be honest

Matt Payne @mattpaynephoto

@ladybugfarmimages sequator. Not super thrilled with the process. I need to remove CA before it stacks somehow.

Rajesh Jyothiswaran @ladybugfarmimages

@mattpaynephoto you need to do all the basic RAW processing in LR or ACR whatever and then stack the tif files in SLS. I suppose the process is similar in Sequator. Also, after about 16-20 shots, it is diminishing returns. You might try doing separate stacks and then stack the stacks. For this many shots something like Deep Sky Stacker or PixInsight might be better. That is a @andrewklinger question however.

Matt Payne @mattpaynephoto

@ladybugfarmimages I’ll try that next time :) PS @ak_astro I did start to see some nebula come out

Andrew Klinger Astrophotos @ak_astro

@mattpaynephoto Nice capture Matt! 80 frames is just fine to throw in all at once, but I have no experience with how sequator works. Yeah I bet some of that dust around the Pleiades can be brought out in those skies 😃

Matt Payne @mattpaynephoto

@ak_astro for sure it did!

Joeyanna @jcsoccert

Gorgeous as always!!!

Matt Payne @mattpaynephoto

@jcsoccert appreciate it!

Dareen Allie @dareenallie

🙌🏽 well done!

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