Early Astrophotography: Messier 97

Early attempt at Messier 97
Early attempt at Messier 97

M97: An early attempt at H-Alpha Integration

With a New Moon last night, I got the chance to revisit the Owl Nebula from 2 weeks ago. By taking the Hydrogen Alpha pics and merging them with a full colour RGB image, I get a higher contrast image showing more detail of this nebula just over 2,000 light years away!

Just over 2 hours and 15 minutes of data captured between 11:30pm and 2am this morning.

39 x 210 second Lights @ 1600 ISO
48 x 210 second Darks @ 1600 ISO
20 Flats
20 Bias

Merged with Hydrogen Alpha

Past Astrophotography of M108 & 97

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