M81 and M82


Tom Howard

Isle of Wight

Nikon D7000 DSLR; TS-Optics 65mm Quadruplet; Skywatcher AZ-EQ6 mount.

Twice a year, I visit the Isle of Wight to enjoy its dark skies. I have always imaged through same light pollution that I need at home but, on my last visit, I decided to forego its use. My experiment worked. I easily eliminated the slight orange glow in post-processing and was left with an image with natural colours that was easy to process.