My favourite target in the sky: The Heat of the Heart Nebula.
Not my best effort on this region and the moon was out, but quite a nice result from a dozen or so 20 minute sub frames on the 8 inch newtonian with the 6nm Ha filter.
Because of the framing required for another target, the image is rotated from where you'd normally expect it, but sometimes these unusual presentations make a familiar object a bit more interesting. At least, that's my excuse.
There is a huge amount of signal from this region, which actually makes the processing more difficult in some ways. You have to be more delicate to avoid ruining the output. It is tempting to sharpen, and sharpen some more, but as always it is best not to! :)
cCaptured and calibrated in Maxim and processed in Photoshop
This image was autoguided using my homemade off axis guider with Lodestar.
Exposure Details :
Astrodon 6nm Ha 12x1200s on 200 @ F5 f.l. 1000 with Artemis 285 camera
Curdridge Observatory, Southampton,UK