Urban M64 with Esprit 120 & Canon 60Da

Here is another effort in urban imaging. M64, known as the Black Eye Galaxy due to its dark dust lane near the core. This one could use another two hours of exposure, but it turned out reasonably well for a relatively short urban exposure. Click on the image to see a 100% crop of the galaxy. Click again to return to the wider view.
Here is a view of the core processed for all the detail I can get from the image. I've interpolated it by two to increase the image size before processing.  The image is rotated 180 degrees compared to the wide field shot.
Object M64  Object RA 12:56:42 Dec 21:41:03
Exposure 2 hours (40 X 3 minutes) 
Date May 2,2019 & May 7, 2019
ISO 800
Camera Canon 60Da DSLR
Optics SkyWatcher Esprit 120  f/7 APO refractor with  a  focal length of 840 mm

Bedford, St. Croix, Nova Scotia


This image was processed entirely in Images Plus. Calibration, stacking, statistical filter applied to reduce noise before stretching. Masked stretching and split star processing used to enhance the image. Masked noise reduction using a frequency domain lowpass filter applied to the DSO layer and then it was recombined with the star layer. Final sharpening applied. Since the 60Da has on sensor dark suppression no darks were used in the calibration.