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.

The picture shows the birdcage of the cargo ship EDRO III. This rusty shipwreck off the coast of Cyprus has been witnessing for nearly ten years as the Milky Way stars fall below the horizon. For a few more decades, the ship’s body will be completely devoured by nature, while the stars are still making their way over this small bay. This scene faithfully symbolizes our human presence and significance in the clockwork of the Universe.

My image shows grand design spiral galaxy Messier 81. At first sight it seems to be a quite plane, not well detailed galaxy lacking contrast, so I decided to photograph this subject as detailed and deep as possible. For this I made luminance layer with a small pixelled monochrome camera and I reused a deeply exposed image of the same area made by a canon DSLR as color layer. Also I made a few hours of exposures in H alpha to enhance the emission regions in the galaxy’s arms. As a result I’ve got a highly detailed and deep image of Messier 81 and some high latitude galactic cirrus in the foreground. Thanks to the deeply exposed color layer even the farthest galaxy clusters on the image are colored.

Scope: 200/800 SkyWatcher Newton
Mount: SkyWatcher NEQ6 pro upgraded
Guiding: PHD2
Camera: ZWO ASI183 MM Pro + Canon EOS 600D
Expo: L: 12,7 óra, RGB: 20 óra, Ha: 5 óra
Date: 2020.január-február
Location: Belecska, Halásztelek

The picture shows the birdcage of the cargo ship EDRO III. This rusty shipwreck off the coast of Cyprus has been witnessing for nearly ten years as the Milky Way stars fall below the horizon. For a few more decades, the ship’s body will be completely devoured by nature, while the stars are still making their way over this small bay. This scene faithfully symbolizes our human presence and significance in the clockwork of the Universe.

Scope: 200/800 SkyWatcher Newton
Mount: SkyWatcher NEQ6 pro upgraded
Guiding: Lacerta MGen autoguider
Camera: Canon EOS 600D
Exposure: 423*300sec ISO800
Date: 2018.08.09 – 2018.09.14
Location: Mezófalva, Soltszentimre, Vir (HR), Bruska (HR)

The picture shows the birdcage of the cargo ship EDRO III. This rusty shipwreck off the coast of Cyprus has been witnessing for nearly ten years as the Milky Way stars fall below the horizon. For a few more decades, the ship’s body will be completely devoured by nature, while the stars are still making their way over this small bay. This scene faithfully symbolizes our human presence and significance in the clockwork of the Universe.

Scope: 200/800 SkyWatcher Newton
Mount: SkyWatcher NEQ6 pro upgraded
Guiding: Lacerta MGen autoguider
Camera: Canon EOS 600D
Expo: 92*5 min ISO800
Date: 2018.05.22
Location: Namíbia – Isabis