Hi, I just finished processing this image and could use some suggestions. There is some good data here, but Alnitak is killing me. It was so bright it completely dominates the right side of the image and turns the nebula magenta. Yes. the glow from Alnitak originally extended all the way up to the parts of the nebula that are magenta on the right side. I have spent about a week trying to recover the color, but this is the best I can do. I am starting to think I need to take some 30 second or 1 minute exposures and blend those in like you do for M42, but I don't know how well that will work for a star. Any suggestions would be appreciated because this is about the best I can do. http://www.azstarman.net/NGC2024.htm Bernard -- See message header for info on list archives or unsubscribing, and please send personal replies to the author, not the list.