M66 in Leo

Not sure when but it was taken by Kevin Read using the Trifid on the 14" Meade. There was not enough colour data to make up a full colour photograph so this is an averaged stack of 7x30sec Luminance frames, stacked in AstroArt4 and processed in Photoshop CS2 with levels and curves and a touch of high pass sharpening and some unsharp masking. Gradient Xterminator was used to even out the background gradients and Noel's Actions were also used to enhance the galaxy and to smooth the background.

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