Just under 15 hours on the Leo Triplet! I'm really happy with the colors here. Once you get the hang of it, PixInsight works wonders.
The tidal tail near NGC 3628 is just barely visible. I could have stretched it further but I wanted to avoid the noise. I'd definitely need to shoot from darker skies or get more exposure time to really show the faint tail.
But this is a big improvement over my previous attempt one year ago! I've learned so much from CN, and I'm eternally grateful
Total integration: 14 hours 53 minutes (893 minutes)
03/13/19: 321 x 60 seconds ISO800
03/13/19: 2 x 120 seconds ISO800
03/16/19: 313 x 60 seconds ISO800
01/26/20: 46 x 120 seconds ISO400
01/26/20: 1 x 60 seconds ISO400
02/15/20: 43 x 120 seconds ISO400
02/22/20: 38 x 120 seconds ISO400
Camera: Canon T3i (stock / unmodified / unmodded DSLR)
Telescope: Explore Scientific ED80 f/6.0 Apochromatic Refractor (with ES field flattener)
Mount: Orion Sirius EQ-G
Guide scope: Svbony 50mm f/4.0 Guide Scope
Guide camera: Orion StarShoot AutoGuider
Software: N.I.N.A. with ASTAP (slewing and platesolving), PHD2 (guiding), Magic Lantern (image capture)
Bortle Class 6 ~19.32 mag/arcsec^2 (Charlottesville, VA)
Stacked with PixInsight, processed with PixInsight and Paint.NET
Edited by md11spotter98, 07 August 2020 - 07:02 PM.