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I pushed this more than normal to see the OIII shell better. I also used some 600s exposures with my ASI1600MM at gain 200 which was the longest I had ever tried. I tried blending in RGB stars which is not something I normally do. I used some high pass filtering to bring out contrast inside the 'Owl' area. The background was difficult to control so it ended up darker than I normally like. Overall an image with compromises but a real learning experience for me.

Date: 04/21/2019
Telescope: Celestron C8
Mount: Astro-Physics Mach1GTO
Camera: ZWO ASI1600MM-Cool
Exposure: Astrodon Ha 1.25" 5nm : 145x300" (gain: 200.00) -20C bin 1x1