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2011-Oct-12, 01:13 AM
This is M74, a nice spiral galaxy in Pisces.

2hrs 20 minutes LRGB (4,200 seconds L, 1,400 each of RGB, binned 2x2). Captured with Maxim DL and CCDCommander. Data reduction and processing in PixInsight with final touch up in Photoshop.

I think I may have pushed too hard on the saturation, or have pulled up too much noise. But it looks pretty good to me.

Thanks for looking. Here is a larger version. (http://obsballona.net/coppermine/displayimage.php?pid=216)

Clear skies,


2011-Oct-13, 09:37 AM
It looks Beautiful, well done and thanks for sharing.

2011-Oct-13, 09:43 PM
Thanks for sharing, andyschlei. It's a great image and Messier 74 is my favorite galaxy.

Are all the pink parts large clouds of hydrogen gas?


2011-Oct-14, 03:46 AM
Thank you both.

M74z00219, I would believe so given the red color.