|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.|
||M64 Object RA 12:56:42 Dec
||2 hours (40 X 3 minutes)
2,2019 & May 7, 2019
||Canon 60Da DSLR
||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.
stacking, statistical filter applied to reduce noise before stretching.
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.