This is a first attempt at processing some subs captured last week of the Heart Nebula (clickable for a full sized 4096 x 4096 pixel version):
The Heart Nebula - IC1805
For the technically minded this was produced from 8 x 1500 second Hα subs and 5 x 200 second subs in each of red, green and blue, all taken through my TEC 140 'scope with an ML16803 camera.
This image is causing me grief. When I process the Hα data there is a lot of detail at widely different intensity levels and trying to blend the various intermediate images to produce a pleasing result which conveys as much detail as possible is proving difficult.
Sometimes stars just get in the way...