Shooting for the stars
Andromeda Galaxy a.k.a. M31 and NGC224 – taken from the backyard.
I never thought it was possible to take these kind of pictures, without being NASA having access to the Hubble Telescope!! ✨🔭
This was my first attempt to shoot a Deep Sky Object, and I am both proud and satisfied by the result! 😀
I used my digital camera (the one I also take my holiday pictures with) and mounted in on my small 5″ (130 mm) telescope.
I then took a lot of pictures of various exposures, and corrected these with dark-/flat-/bias frames before finally stacking them prioritising more weight to the best images.
Below are the details:
Canon EOS 5D Mark III 📸
Sky Explorer 130/650mm f/5 🔭
Total exposure time: 4:28:00 🕟
29 exp 1 min
15 exp 2 min
3 exp 3 min
8 exp 30 sek
63 exp 1 min
35 exp 2 min
21 exp 3 min
4:28:00 weighted (not all was accepted)