The M101 galaxy is a popular target for all astrophotographers from beginners to the most experienced. It is relatively bright, so it quickly gives you a sense of success, but with a little more care, you can mine out dark, faint parts from the background. Its detailed, dust-striped core region also provides many opportunities, as well as its bright and relatively extensive HII regions. Perhaps this is also why we know the thousands of faces os M101, we have processed our M101 photos in so many ways. I also had several versions, but after a long philosophical dissertation and Pixinsight calibration, I stayed with myself – standing on the ground of realities with two feet – proceeding in a slightly more restrained, less popular direction. Sure, when we haev a relatively good raw material, it’s hard to stop from squeezing the maximum out of the pixels, but now I’m only finalizing a “quieter” version.

Scope: 200/800 SkyWatcher Newton
Mount: SkyWatcher NEQ6 pro upgraded
Guiding: PHD2 + ASI120 mini
Camera: ZWO ASI183 MM Pro + Canon EOS 600D
Exposition: L: 10 óra, RGB: 11,5 óra, Ha: 7,5 óra
Date: 2020.március-április
Location: Belecska, Bokor, Halásztelek

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