Jump to content


Virgo Cluster - M86/M84/The Eyes region


Recommended Posts

A set of data I took back in March and April this year of the Virgo Cluster, centred around M84, M86 and The Eyes (NGC 4435/8).

Taken through FLT110 with FR using an ST-2000XM, riding on the Losmandy Titan. L:R:G:B = 240 (24x10min) : 75 : 70 : 70 (RGB binned 2x, 5min subs)

I struggled with processing this lot - I'm putting most of the issue down to the flats which didn't seem to apply very nicely, and I landed up with some very odd gradients in all 4 channels, which I struggled to remove with tools like DBE and SNCR in Pixinsight. I think I might have been able to pull out more faint stuff without those issues going on. The colour is very subdued here so I think extra colour data wouldn't make a huge difference - but if I was going to do anything else it would be to start over with fresh subs and better flats - I'm going to put this off until any future equipment changes like larger FoV! Comments/criticisms more than welcome - thanks for taking a look!



Edited by coatesg
Slight tweak to background
  • Like 10
Link to comment
Share on other sites

3 hours ago, PatrickGilliland said:

Well done - nice details on an area where it is hard to get detail!  Like it.

Thanks Paddy :) Frustrating with the flats but did my best to rescue it!

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
  • Create New...

Important Information

We have placed cookies on your device to help make this website better. You can adjust your cookie settings, otherwise we'll assume you're okay to continue. By using this site, you agree to our Terms of Use.