I was recently contacted by an astronomy grad student in Brazil who asked to use my Arp 102 image in his thesis involving Arp 102B (southern galaxy). Of course I agreed but did see my original was not all that well processed back in January 2010. So I reprocessed it -- twice until I got something considerably better than the original showing the plumes significantly better and with more accurate color. This is now the third of my images to be used in an astronomy grad student's thesis. The other two were in Italy and England. I've now got all hemispheres covered.
I think it now compares quite well to the image taken by the 3.5 meter Winn Telescope at Kitt Peak over an hour and a half. Since I spent 2:10 on my version it is severely photon starved compared to their version yet holds up surprisingly well. They say they had 1" seeing or better yet my detail is similar and my seeing was 1.75", far better than normal for me but well below theirs. http://www.noao.edu/image_gallery/html/im0003.html Arp's image with the 200" Palomar scope (larger than WINN) is at: http://ned.ipac.caltech.edu/level5/A...ig_arp102.jpeg
14" LX200R 14" f/10, L=4x10' RGB=3x10'x3, STL-11000XM, Paramount ME