Saturday night was our last in Fort Davis. Skies were not nearly as dark as for my earlier image of M51 but steadier seeing was the winning ingredient. I used StarXTerminator to separate nebulosity and star layers enabling processing to bring out the best details in both. I stopped imaging at about 2 AM when the sky clouded over. I found 26 of 36 five minute exposures useable for a total of 2 hours 10 minutes.
Imaged starting 2022-05-01 02:32 UT. I stacked and processed 26 five minute exposoures taken with a William Optics RedCat 250/51mm telescope, Baader UV/IR cut filter, ZWO ASI 533 MC camera, and SkyWatcher AZ-EQ5 mount, ASI EAF and guide camera. All were controlled with a ZWO ASIAir Plus Controller. Processed in PixInsight, StarXTerminator, Topaz DeNoise, and Photoshop.
Content created: 2022-05-03
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