I went back and reprocessed some previous data. I wanted to try and improve on the color, detail and keep the star sizes under control. It's easy to cause the stars to bloat when stretching the image in Photoshop. The spikes on the brighter stars were produced by nylon fishing leader crossed in front of the telescope optics.
Takahashi Sky 90 II(f/4.5, 407mm) • Losmandy G-11 • Canon 20D(unmodified) • IDAS Light Pollution Filter • 800/1600 ISO, No Dark or Flat Frames • 30 x 240 sec. Exposures Stacked • All Exposures Unguided • Noel Carboni's Astro Tools for PS
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