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Observer
Graham Winstanley
Time of observation
20/03/2017 - 00:16
Object
M108
Observing location
Bassingham, Lincolnshire
Equipment
Skywatcher ED80
EQ6
QHY IMG2PRO at -20 deg
Guiding with ASI120MM, PHD2
Baader filters LRGB
Exposure
L 20 x 600s, RGB 20 x 200s per filter
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Captured 20,23,24 March. Quite heavily cropped due rotation of frame when filter wheel started unscrewing. I feel that the galaxy looks red even though background neutralisation and colour calibration have been used. Processed in Pixinsight.

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dawson's picture

Nice. I agree with your comments about the galaxy having a red hue; the majority of the stars in the field of view also have a slight orange-red hue so I suspect the colour balance is just tending towards that end somewhere. Do you use a field flattener in the set up? Impressive work, well done.

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