M11

With the Moon just rising I had a few minutes to capture this image of M11 and the gas clouds of the Milky Way. It is a testament to the noise performance of the 60Da and the dark, transparent skys of the St.Croix Observatory. 
Object M11 RA18:51.1, Dec  -6:16
Exposure 12 minutes (4 X 3 minutes)
ISO 1600
Camera Canon 60Da DSLR
Optics 200mm SkyWatcher f/5 Newtonian reflector with Paracorr for a total  focal length of 1150 mm
Location St. Croix, Nova Scotia
Processing

Image stacked and calibrated in Images Plus. Multiscale decomposition used to produce a mask for increasing the dust cloud contrast using a masked stretch on a background layer made using the feature mask. The star and brightened background layer were recombined and a slight star shrink applied. the image was then binned for web display.