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I shot this last year when I first got my lens and the data was ruined so I was glad to finally get a real shot at it back at my favorite super dark mountain top.
I actually shot the M16/M17 Ha after this got low and moon came out then I got caught up in that as a project even though it wasnt the real goal.
Kinda saved this data to mess with and it really spoils me to shoot from dark skies since it makes things easier to process and this was such a fun target.
Hope I get some more time at this one but its the first time ive been able to get that separation of the dust from the background stars ever so even if I dont it was worth it.
28 5min subs with no filter at ISO 800 stacked in DSS then adjusted in PS CS2. Canon 500D(modded) , Orion Atlas mount and the lens was the Nikon 180ED @ f/2.8 and a 7x40mm finder as a guide scope