Trouble I'm having is in processing. I have 3 images which were processed slightly differently, and each has their own merits. I'm really uncertain which I like the best.
|This is the first processed image. Uncropped and small.|
|This was done next. Cropped and enhanced the contrast over the first one.|
|This one I re-stacked. This one appears to show more detail, but is blurrier when its blown up to actual size.|
All images produced from the same stack. I used a 300 mm camera lens, 3X drizzle upon stacking. Stacked 36 frames on the 3rd image, 22 frames on #1 & 2. All frames 2 minutes each for 1 hour, 12 minutes total exposure. I also used 10 darks. ISO 800, f/8.
This galaxy is about the same distance from the Milky Way as the Andromeda Galaxy, however, the galaxy is about 1/3 the size.