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Image of the Week, May 20, 2019

M81 – Bode’s Galaxy, by Timothy Fukuyama

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Taken from my driveway in Waynesville, MO.


  • 11 x 300sec Lights
  • 150 bias
  • 15 darks


  • Celestron C8N Newtonian Reflector
  • Celestron AVX Mount
  • ZWO ASI294MC-Pro cooled to -20C
  • Orion 60mm Guidescope
  • ZWO ASI178MC for guiding

Capture software:

  • SharpCap 3.2 Pro
  • PHD2 Guiding

Workflow, processed entirely in PixInsight:

  • Image Calibration and Integration
  • Dynamic Background Extraction
  • Background Neutralization
  • Color Correction
  • MultiscaleLinearTransform (Noise reduction)
  • Histogram Stretch
  • Unsharp Mask
  • Curves Transformation

About the photographer

Timothy Fukuyama
Location: USA

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