An 85% waxing gibbous moon phase is certainly a distraction for astrophotographers looking for faint fuzzies. But what can we do (launch a virgin rocket at it).. Thank goodness for the Ha filter, Because of the brightness of the sky background I reduced the exposure time to two minute subs and captured 4 hours worth of data. Imaging with the incredible ZWO ASI 2600MM and the 36mm filter wheel. I invested also in a set of Optolong narrowband filters. I was incredibly impressed with the L- Enhance and it's ability to keep halo's and star sizes to a minimum. So for me it was a no brainer to add these to the arsenal. Saying that their LRGB filter set were new and untested at the time of purchase so I opted for the ZWO filter set. I am happy with them so far. But as I said the Ha filter was deployed last night and with a image stretch and dark dust enhancement I have a really clean image. Desperate for for some Oiii & Sii now.
Right so update alert last night was a clear night so had the opportunity to shoot 2 hours each on Oiii & Sii.
Processed on my new laptop and wow it is fast.
Registered aligned & stacked in Deep Sky Stacker.
Processed in photoshop with
HSO colour mapped & selective colour
Levels & Curves
Photokemi astro tools Space dust & Dark details medium