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M51 (reprocessed)


A reprocess of the data captured in Feb/March 2016 (my original attempt is also in this album). This is an LRGB image with about 6 hours integration time. The main difference between this and the earlier image is that I concentrated on correcting the starfield colours and sharpening the galaxy. 

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Deep Sky II

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Wow nice result and good thing you picked this back up. So much better than your other one (which was already something that I can only hope to once achieve). Top right galaxy (IGC 4263 I think it is) also got so much better!

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Pieter - thanks !

In addition to the Photoshop's High Pass Filter and Unsharp Mask, this time I applied Pixinsight's HDRMT routine, which is excellent at sharpening images.  



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