I captured this data a while back. Initially I was happy with it, but the more I started to rework my entire processing workflow, the more I realized how awful the first result was. So here is a reprocess of the same data, shame on what I did with it the first time !
The most important thing I learned was not to try imaging things that are out of your focal length's reach. Is a wide-field shot of this galaxy pretty? Hell yeah! There are SO MANY surrounding galaxies.
Is cropping it to get "closer" good? No...The more you zoom in the angrier you'll become about your limited aperture and FL.
Let me know what you think!
Image details: 14 hours of 5-12 minute subs at ISO 200-400 with a Nikon D3300, shooting at F7.5 (600mm) with an Orion ED80. Tracked on the iExos100 and processed in APP/PS
Oh and if they background is too dark for your taste, I had some really nasty gradients coming in from my best friend, Mr Streetlightinyourface
You can find a high resolution version here on my website! https://www.crazedco...pinwheel-galaxy