I finally got some clear skies to work with for the first time in ages this weekend! The conditions were really nice here on Friday evening, and I got to run out to the country for some dark(er) skies as well which was really nice. Everything went really smoothly too: setup was smooth, got my best polar alignment ever, and guiding was great (which makes sense I guess). It was all good until I forgot to remove the focusing mask during the middle of the run which caused me to throw away about 2 1/2 hours of exposure time. Some day I'm just gonna process the heck out of a bunch of bahtinov mask subs and post it just to see what the reaction is!
Anyway, here's what I was left with after the mishap. Feedback is welcome!
M65, M66, NGC3628 - The Leo Triplet (center crop to highlight the galaxies)
Camera: Canon T5i (modded)
Scope: AstroTech AT65EDQ @ f/6.5
Mount: iOptron CEM25P
Exposures: 2 hours of 28 minute auto-guided 240 second subs at 800 ISO
bias, flats, and darks
Software: BackyardEOS, AstroTortilla, Astro Pixel Processor, Photoshop
Full size image: https://photos.googl...nBMS2pJQzBSME1B