White Balance Settings for Nebula

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White Balance Settings for Nebula

Post by poolemarkw » Mon Dec 10, 2018 2:27 pm

I've been using SharpCap for a while now with a ZWO ASI294MC camera and always use the white balance Red and Blue sliders to line up the colors in the histogram. I'm planning to image the Rosette Nebula next and know it contains a very significant amount of red. Knowing this, how should I adjust my color histogram curves with the white balance sliders to make sure I don't over- or under-expose that red?

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Re: White Balance Settings for Nebula

Post by admin » Mon Dec 10, 2018 7:26 pm

Hi Mark,

my approach is always been to leave the white balance settings on the camera at their default values while capturing and fix the white balance after processing and stacking. If I'm using live stacking then I fixed the white balance using the controls in the live stacking panel. I know that other people have different views on this but that's my preferred technique.

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