If I ever needed proof of the difference in image quality one gets with a dedicated CCD vs a dslr, this has to be it. I imaged in 2 colors, 8 3 minute frames per color (Ha and Oiii), mapped the Ha to red and the Oiii to green and blue. The amount of stretching in photoshop was nil - just a wee bit to bring out the edges, but for the most part, this is how bright this appeared on the capture screen.
If that werent enough, I didnt stop there. I re-mapped this into a Hubble Palette version. Even more detail is visible!
Not bad for a 2-color image. This narrowband stuff is turning out to be too much fun! I still cant get over the fact that I did this with about 45 minutes worth of camera time.
This is a picture of last year's M27 taken with the dslr.