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I’m not sure about the best way to share astrophotography processed with Affinity Photo. I decided to try the “Share your work” forum, but if there is a better way, please let me know. I am an experienced astrophotographer who has used a wide range of specialized programs for pre and post processing of astro photographs. These days I’ve been experimenting with my favorite general purpose image processor, Affinity Photo, along with the remarkable collection of astro macros developed by James Ritson. I have much to learn, but so far the results have been excellent. NGC 1955 is an emission nebula located in the Large Magellanic Cloud. (Technically, NGC 1955 is an open star cluster embedded within the nebula.) To collect this data, I used a remote telescope in Chile: 20 inch Newtonian, F 3.6. The object was imaged in three narrowband channels, Ha, OIII and SII. I processed the image with the Hubble palette, which is SHO, modified with a large shift in the green channel toward reds and golds. The built-in tools of Affinity Photo, and especially the innovative JR Macros, made this project a pleasure. NGC1955 SHO.tiff
Hi, I'm an Affinity user trying to process astrophotography images. The problem I would like your help with is whenever I work with nebulae I like to reduce the number of stars and size of stars in my photo so that the nebulae stand out. Unfortunately, when I use Star Eater or Star Eater Extreme to make the stars shrink, dark rings appear around the stars. (See photo below.) How can I avoid making those dark rings appear? I realize the rings are a consequence of my shrinking the stars.