For whatever reason, hitting some of the famous DSO’s proves to be more challenging than I expect. This is 165 seconds of exposure time on the CPC 1100 with f/6.3 reducer up, from data gathered on June 26th. Each raw image here barely looked like much; I had to use a fairly aggressive Unsharpen to bring out some contrast, followed by Gaussian Blur to kill off the pixelation. Again, given the overall poor conditions of the night I was pretty pleased with how this ended up.

M64, The Black Eye

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