Urban M78

Here is another in a series of urban efforts taken from my driveway. This was taken after working on the RA balance of my mount. The finder on my refractor was causing a slight balance issue where the system would balance properly on one side but not on the other. To solve the problem I had to offset my guide scope a bit to bring the system back into balance on both sides of the mount. After getting the balance sorted out and training PEC I decided to try another urban shot, M78. I'd say that this was one of my worst urban efforts, but I wanted to see what could be pulled out of a VERY light polluted sky. The combination of moonlight and city light pollution meant I could barely see Orion's belt. So for the conditions I'm going to claim it's not bad. 
Object M78  Object RA 05:46:47 Dec 00:04:57
Date 9 February 2020
Conditions Slight haze, poor seeing and large amount of light pollution as well as a full Moon in the sky
Exposure 53 minutes (53 X 60 seconds) 
ISO 800
Camera Canon 60Da DSLR
Optics SkyWatcher Esprit 120  f/7 APO refractor with  a  focal length of 840 mm
Location Bedford, Nova Scotia
Processing This image was processed entirely in Images Plus. Calibration, stacking, statistical filter applied to reduce noise before stretching. Masked stretching  used to enhance the image. Masked noise reduction using a frequency domain lowpass filter applied to the image to take the excessive noise down to an acceptable level. Image cropped and binned 2 by 2. Final sharpening, a slight start reduction rounded out the processing. Since the 60Da has on sensor dark suppression no darks were used in the calibration.