NGC 5982

This image is a testament to the dark skies of the St. Croix Observatory and the excellent noise performance of the Canon 60Da. I was late starting the exposure and was only able to capture 15 minutes of data before the galaxies moved into the low light dome of a nearby community.
Object NGC 5982 RA 15:38.7 Dec +59:21
Exposure 15 minutes(3*5 minute subs)
ISO 1600
Camera Canon 60Da DSLR
Optics 1000 mm SkyWatcher f/5 Newtonian reflector

St. Croix, Nova Scotia

Processing Images calibrated and stacked in Images Plus. Contrast enhancement, sharpening and saturation applied in Images plus. Noise reduction done with Images Plus and Noise Ninja.