M63 Spiral Galaxy Makeover

M63 Spiral Galaxy.  35x180 sec @ ISO 800, Meade SN-8 at F/4, Huteck Canon 350XT.
M63 Spiral Galaxy. 35×180 sec @ ISO 800, Meade SN-8 at F/4, Hutech Canon 350XT.

Here is a makeover of M63 from data taken in 2007.   I boosted the color saturation and decreased the star brightness slightly.   Plus, I worked on the star-shapes to get them more round.   This was pretty decent data for ISO 800 and 35 subs.

NGC 891 – The Outer Limits Galaxy – Combined Data

NGC 891. Combined data from two telescopes and 3 data sets - a C8 image and two SN6 images.
NGC 891. Combined data from two telescopes and 3 data sets – a C8 image and two SN6 images.

Finally, I think I got the data blended for this image as best as possible with the least amount of artifacts.  Two images from a 6 inch Schmidt-Newt were combined with one of my more recent C-8 images of the galaxy.   I used Registar to scale and align each of the 3 images and then blended them in PS manually.

Lagoon & Trifid Nebulae Wide Field – Reworked

The Lagoon and Trifid Nebulae. Wide Field image taken with 200mm F/2.8 Canon telephoto.
The Lagoon and Trifid Nebulae. Wide Field image taken with 200mm F/2.8 Canon telephoto.
The Lagoon and Trifid Nebulae. Wide Field image taken with 200mm F/2.8 Canon telephoto.  Object-centered crop.
The Lagoon and Trifid Nebulae. Wide Field image taken with 200mm F/2.8 Canon telephoto. Object-centered crop.

Here’s a rework of an image with data from higher resolution images overlayed on a base image that was taken with my 200mm F/2.8 Canon telephoto lens.   The overlay images were closeups of M8 and M20 taken with the TV-85 telescope.

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