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M51 reprocessed; must be cloudy again

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This is actually the second time I've reprocessed this, having neglected to save my work last time before an ill-timed Photoshop crash!

It's a 50% crop, the framing is slightly awkward but I wanted to fit in the nice fuzzies near the bottom. There are plenty of other (albeit smaller) fuzzies scattered around, too.

I haven't quite figured out why my stars came out so much tighter than is usual for my setup. Perhaps they are just fainter? :icon_scratch:

It is 25x5min + 15x5m Ha (not loads but does help a bit) with my 450D at ISO-800 from SGL7!

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That's superb - great image :)

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Nice one. Love the Ha regions coming out in M51.

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Nice. Great job, Lewis.

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I love M51 and you have done the whirlpool real justice there, really looks great. Even got some little friends coming through underneath :)

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Thanks all for your comments. On second looks, I think I may have lost a little detail in M51 itself in this version...

However, I was looking at some of the background fuzzies and noticed a grouping to the left-hand side of the image, so I downloaded "Aladin" and it turns out to be (the catchily-named) galaxy cluster WHL J133218.3+470937. Not the best capture, I'm sure, but it's fun to hunt around your image to see what you've picked up :)

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Nice work Lewis, I liked the colour on your version so I had a bash at adding a CCD luminence layer to bring out those dust lanes a bit more.

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That is truly brilliant - I love it :)

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That worked a treat Rob, much finer detail! Let me know if you want the stacked output. Having said that, it's worked rather well with the jpeg!

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