Start of a new M27

Other than a couple of weeks back as my first test from the new observatory, I last imaged this six years ago. It’s one of my favourites, so an obvious choice to revisit as I’m getting everything together again and ironing out the little niggles. Also trying to remember how to make everything work again, like merging the LRGB stacks together into a single image in PS.

But for the time being, here’s my luminance frame. 110 minutes of 5 minute subs from my 80ED (without reducer/flattener) and 314L+, stacked, stretched and cropped.

I’m not unhappy with it, though I think I need longer subs and more focal length (I think last time I used my 127 Mak). I’m not sure if I should pull the blacks down a bit to get a bit more contrast. But for now I shall go back to scratching my head at Photoshop.

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