Between the storms I've managed to pull together about half the data I want to collect on M-101. I've got two "first light" data sets in work that I'm going to put into the first images out of the new scope (M-81 & M-82 and M-101) Here is the initial look at M-101:
I read in your other post that this is a first light with an FRC. That is supposed to be quite a scope. You must be pretty excited to have that waiting for you in your observatory. It looks like you've handled your light pollution problems well, Mike. I noticed some misregistration in this image. I think if you redo the registration, you'll find an even better image awaits you. Other than that, you've got a fine M 101 'in the works'.
The clouds rolled in Friday and are still out there so I didn't get much more data - other than a little more Blue (which I needed). So I reprocessed the data, worked to improve registration, and tried to bring out the detail a bit. I think it is improved, but I'd appreciate your comments.