Question: The center seems saturated at my current settings without any stretching. Should I decrease gain or decrease exposure time? I'm leaning toward lowering gain but looking for thoughts. There is no room for me to do any sort of initial stretch to really get to the point where I can mask the center of the galaxy to continue the stretch. These settings have been fine so far for nebulae but not working for this.
Evostar 72ED with FLO flattener
Canon 600D/T3i Modified
90sec exposures at 800 gain.