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13 November 2012

DSO 5 - M45 Pleiades Cluster (Colour)

A slight improvement in processing, and now in glorious Technicolor.

I managed to retain the colour information from the Nikon RAW NEF files by simply saving the images as TIFFs in Photoshop before processing them in Nebulosity.

OTA: WO 72mm Megrez w/ Moonlite Focuser & SkyWatcher FF & LPR Filter
Mount: HEQ5 Pro
Camera: Nikon D3100 14.2mp
ISO: 1600
Lights: 15x60sec
Darks: 15x60sec
Flats: None
Bias: None
Processing: Nebulosity
Post-processing: Photoshop


  1. I'd like to export my Nikon D800 raw files to TIFF before processing in Nebulosity. What setting did use use for the TIFF Options dialog box?

    I saw your previous version without color but really like the color retention you got by using TIFF's rather than the raw.

    Thanks for your help.

  2. Hi Stuart,
    I actually converted my RAW files to TIFF in Photoshop, because when I used Nebulosity the colour information was lost for some reason. I'm not sure if it's a compatibility issue with Nikon Raw files and Nebulosity but I would recommend using another program for the conversion if you're also having problems.

    The reason I had to convert them outside of Nebulosity is that the de-mosaic function wasn't restoring the colour back to my DSLR files (Which it's supposed to do)

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