I shot this a bunch of times and stacked about an hour and a half worth of exposures. I stacked the pics with both Sequator and Deep Sky Stacker to see how these would turn out. I have not done any post processing on either of these pictures
Here is the link to a folder that has them both.
I am trying to figure out why these aren't more sharp. I shot them with an atlas EQ-3M mount and 80mm refractor and Ha modified crop sensor DSLR, no autoguiding. I did a polar alignment then focused using a batinhov mask, then framed the shot and shot away using APT.
Do not get me wrong. I am happy, but know this can be more clear, with more detail. How do I get there? CMOS or CCD mono chrome camera? Alt Az mount with autoguiding?
Let me know your thoughts.