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Silver Needle Galaxy



An Uncropped view of the Sliver Needle Galaxy. I was quite pleased that I managed to extract a little colour and detail from the galaxy.

The image was sharpened via three software packages: CCDstack (deconvolution); Photoshop (High Pass Filter and Unsharp Mask) and Pixinsight (HDR Multiscale Transform). The Pixinsight routine was particularly effective at extracting detail. I also tried the PS HDR toning routine but this was ineffective.

The image represents about 8.5 hours of integration time - I've also included a cropped version within this gallery to show the galaxy details. 

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19 minutes ago, spaceman_spiff said:

Really nice capture Alan. If it's clear on friday I may have a go at this myself!

Dan :happy7:

Thanks Dan ! As I type this, I'm surrounded by dense fog, so I cannot even see the clouds.....hopefully this will improve !

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