This comparison illustrates rather dramatically the advancements in amateur imaging in recent years.
The image on the Left by Steve Lee and David Malin was taken in 1993 using the 4 metre Anglo
Australian Telescope and three photographic plates were combined into a single RGB image
The image on the Right was taken by me in 2017 using a short fast 0.3m telescope at my small
amateur observatory using a cooled CCD camera and 5 different filters: Ha OIII & R,G,B
Many of us don't realise just how good we have it now! LOL :-)