Good evening, today I want to share the result we have obtained from this planetary nebula known to all, the most interesting part of this image other than M97 is the large number of small galaxies that can be seen, so I decided to dissect it, the Dark skies of Deep Sky West help, but certainly the TEC160 has done a great job with its 160mm.
To highlight a little more the halo that surrounds M97, combine OIII data in PixelMath, for the background it did not make a big difference, but it gave more definition to the shell of M97.
Telescope: TEC 160FLCCD
Camera: SBIG STXL-16200
Mount: Paramount ME II
Filters: Astrodon LRGB Set Tru-Balance E-Series Gen 2 50mm an Astronon 5nm OIII filter inside of filter wheel SBIG STXL-FW8G
Fully processed in PixInsight 1.8
Total exposure 33.2 hours.
I recommend to see it at maximum resolution:
Credits By Alberto Pisabarro, Jim & Linda Powell.