One more from last night – M106. I never shot it before so at least it’s a new target for me. Lots of skyglow; must have been junk in the air. I even had to shoot some “drywall flats” to tame a gradient. I usually skip flats and rely on Gradient Exterminator but although I JUST cleaned the filters there’s still something on the L filter and GX has trouble with dust bunnies!
Usual gear and exposure sequence.
Larger version at http://www.cloudynights.com/photopost/showphoto.php?photo=29835&size=big
As usual, if I get ambitious and clean the image up I’ll update that version.