That was a tough processing challenge working through all that light pollution to reveal the Horsehead and Flame nebulae. This is the best I could produce with my minimal knowledge of Pixinsight, switching between Harry’s Astroshed tutorials and scavenging online for other tips and tricks to editing DSLR images in PixInsight. I’m pretty pleased with this as it is hard to pull out much detail after removing light pollution without adding too much of that blotchy grainy noise in the background.
Taken from a light polluted zone (red Bortle scale)
Telescope: Omni XLT 150
Guiding in Linux with Lin_Guider
Modded Canon 350D
42 images at 5 minutes a piece. With 30 Flats, 30 Bias, and 40 Dark frames.