M51 in 16 bit
In this image of M51 you can see the difference that 16 bit processing makes. Compare this image to the other M51 image in my gallery and you'll see what I mean. The other M51 (my first DSI photo) was saved as a BMP file in 8 bit mode. This photos consists of 100 x 1 minute exposures and 50 x 30 second exposures for a total of 2 hours & 5 minutes of data. All were taken using my Meade 12" LX200GPS/SMT/UHTC and F/3.3 reducer, saved as FITS files & processed using AS-IP & Photoshop CS.
Posted By: MATaylor