NGC 5746

In today’s astrophotography world there is this tendency to make stuff “internet-beautiful”: nice(?) colors, but oversaturated, sharp, applying HDR three times too many and so on. However, I like the images with a feeling of retro, with that of the pioneers, when it wasn’t about checking out a google image and then pressing buttons with a gear worth a fortune. When there was a sense of new, exploration, experimentation, challenge. Having written a photo planning software is not the best approach perhaps, but the city sky, the balcony’s narrow field of view, and the lack of alignment gave enough challenges for this one.

HEQ5, N250/1200, UHC, ASI 178MM