Weather has been excellent over the last week, with clear night after clear night. So I have been quite busy collecting data. I have added exposure to my M51 image and I am really pleased on the result of this. In addition, I have shot the Leo triplet and M101, which I also posted to the Image Challenge for May (My first IC entry since joining this great community). With all these clear nights, getting through all the data is becoming the limit. I still have data on the HD for M64 (added to the shot from March) and M13 that are waiting for post-processing, with the stacks looking really promissing. although M13 will probably give me some new experiences as this will be my first attempt to produce a layer masked image to preserve the core, which was blown out severely with my 5 min subs. And as we speak, my setup is running on M94, for which I again plan to do a HDR combine to record both the detail in the spiral arms and hopefully preserve the core.
M51 36x5 min. lightframes (10x on April 22 en 26x on May 1), 24x5 min. darks, 20x 0.001 sec bias and 20x 0.002 sec flats with a laptop backlight.
Leo triplet 26x5 min. light frames, 24x5 min. darks, 20x 0.001 sec bias and 20x 0,002 sec flats with a laptop backlight.
M101 53x 5 min lights, 24x 2 min darks, 20 flats en 20 bias, all shot on ISO800.
Capture Nebulosity 2.3.0, Calibration, registration and stacking (Kappa-Sigma) in DSS
Color Balance in Neb 2.3 and post-processing in CS3 (Levels/Curves/Saturation/Gradient removal)
Thanks for watching,