I am sure I can get a little more out of this one .... however lots of images of this faint beauty are really over stretched and unsensitively sharpened. Any tips to get further dynamic range here (already used a couple of doses of CLAHE/ local normalisation on the luminance)
I think my stars are a little large - but mainly to show off the spectra on the diffraction spikes of the brighter star HD 8302 at the bottom of the image.
Incidentally is it my eyes or are the square diffraction elements surrounding that star. If so what are causing that - or is it my imagination?