M 97 and M 108 with the Explore-Levy comet hunter
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A nice pair in the wide field of the Mak-Newt, but really interesting are the dozens of faint fuzzies in the background.
This image is a stack of 50 five-minute sub exposures, acquired, calibrated , stacked, and first color in Nebulosity 2.2.4.
Final color, curves, and gradients in Photoshop. The scope is a 152mm f/4.8 piggybacked on the 12 inch LX200 classic.
We have removed the clips from the primary mirror which has gretly improved star quality.
Canon 350d Hap Griffin mod at prime, guided with a DSI pro and PHD on the 12 inch at f3.3
Julian, California - 16 February, 2010