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Bubble and M52 Region (Poorly Framed)

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I am officially sick of looking at this region now, having spent the past 3 months (on and off) processing and reprocessing various different crops of aspects of this image (side note: looking back at the previous cropped sections, I now think they look terrible, but just cannot bring myself to go back and reprocess them again!)

I originally framed this to get M52, the bubble, and NGC7538 nicely positioned, but hadn't really appreciated how much other nebulosity was knocking around in the area, had I done a bit more research I think would have tried to find a better composition - a learning for another time. 

This is about 12hrs in SHO, split equally between the three and processed in PI.

I'm looking for tips on how to improve,  so please critique!

If I was to be critical of myself, I'd say I've probably done my usual of going a bit too far with noise reduction, and I feel like I'm lacking some detail/depth in the nebulosity around the bubble, possibly as a result of the noise reduction and/or something I've done when trying to shift the hue of the Ha from green to yellowy-orange.

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