currently I'm deeply entrenched in editing my galaxy season images. Despite not owning a long focal length instrument I fearlessly shoot galaxies anyway Here is my result for M63. The seeing was pretty good so I would expect this to be pretty much the maximum resolution I can get with my little scope without using short exposures (an experiment I have already done with good results and will post shortly). As I'm shooting from my home balcony in an orange light pollution zone I cannot get much of the faint extensions of the galaxy though. That was a bit of a bummer considering the total exposure time. But I suppose it is to be expected.
I choose to follow some past suggestions and will now upload a wide field version, an annotated version and a cropped version on these types of shots:
To be completely honest with you. Everytime I have finished editing a galaxy image with my scope I question if I should even get a longer focal length scope (contemplating an 8" f/5 newton). I think the seeing would support it, but I have no idea if I could get a significant improvement in my images. What do you guys think?
Thanks for stopping by and having a look,