M101 Pinwheel Galaxy

I have been able to add more data - but feel that I am losing the sharpness…perhaps it was due to some very high thin cloud…or maybe just bad focus :smile:
This is now 2 hours each LRGB and 2.5 hours Ha (6nm) = Total: 10.5 hours.
M101 (Pinwheel Galaxy)


That looks good me Kinch

Pat Holland

Well done! Thanks for sharing.

How do process your images? I think you could enhance some of the details
with deconvolution. I really like how much of the faint stuff around the
galaxy you captured.

Thanks for the comments guys. Mark: I use P.I. but have a long way to go to get that software pinned down.

I tried these two approaches to bring out details:


Here is my M101 that I processed with the second method:

Agreed, PI takes a loooooooooooooooooooooooooong time to get your head
around. I’m just beginning to understand some processes enough that I can
make my own adjustments…


Thanks for the links Mark – looks like I have a lot of reading to do J………