M106 and surroundings by Susy Ghia with ASTRA Telescope

Another series of images of Susy Ghia framing M106 and many others interesting objects around it, using ASTRA remote telescope #4 on March 11, 2020.

The full resolution processed image, you might think there are just two or three galaxies here… well look closer!

The final image is the processing of four light frames for a total of 15 minutes of exposure, I used IRIS for stacking, normalization and partly clean the gradient, than I created a flat frame from the light frame with paint.net and removed the dust and the ramaining gradient. With Astrometrica I did the data calibration than with Aperture Photometry Tool I extracted the list of stars and other sources.

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