Very nice example of M13, I love how it seems to jump right out of the page almost like you're really there. It's one of the more vivid/alive images of M13 I have seen recently. Exceptionally well done.
Canon EOS Rebel XS (full spectrum mod)
Astronomik CLS CCD
Orion thin off axis guider
QHY5L-II M guide camera
Celestron CGX,Edge HD 8,0.7x focal reducer
Optec TCF-Leo focuser
Beautiful shot. I agree with Dan. Magnificent colors.
Thank you Dan. I used the LRGBCombination tool in PixInsight with the saturation control set to 0.4 to apply the luminance channel only back to the RGB image. I've found this technique to be a good way to increase saturation in a controlled manner.
Two weeks ago I met Al Lamperti and Joe Lamb up at BMVO for a night out under clear, transparent skies. I decided to try using my old but trusty Celestron C9.25 as the OTA in my astrophotgraphy setup to see how it would perform with a recently acquired Starizona 0.63x focal reducer/flattener. I chose M13 as my target and was pleasantly by the results.
Camera: ZWO ASI2600MC-Pro (cooled to -10ºC)
OTA: Celestron C9.25 with Starizona 0.63x Focal Reducer/Field Flattener (F.L. ~1,600mm)
Mount: iOptron CEM40
Filter: UV/IR Block
Integration: 65 mins (13 x 5min subs)
Pre & Post Processing: PixInsight
Image Presentation Template: Photoshop CS5.1