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melsky

Andromeda Galaxy Astrotrac

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Hi all

Got to find something to do in this damp weather so reprocessed an image of the Andromeda Galaxy I shot whilst on holiday in Scotland last September.

It's 36 frames of 3 minutes each at 1600 iso with a 300mm F4L lens on a modded Canon 600D all mounted on my Astrotrac, no filters used as it was a very dark site.

Stacked in DSS as a 32 bit tiff followed by lots of Photoshop.

Mel

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WOW, Thats stunning end of...

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Thats really nice, lovely details and colour, that 300mm f4L works really nicely for AP

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That's absolutely stunning Mel, one of the best Andromedas I've seen and a perfect advertisement for the Astrotrac.

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Excellent shot - beautiful - certainly one of the best I've seen too :)

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When I saw 'Astrotrac' in the title I wasn't expecting this, wow, great result Mel, dark skies really do make all the difference with Andromeda, especially where its colour is concerned.

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Awesome result! :shocked: Did it require any cropping at 300mm focal length?

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Whoa......that is a stunning shot, absolutely amazing :)

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Thank you all

It's only had a slight trim to tidy the edges up a bit, here's the field of view for a 300mm lens in Stellarium. From trial an error I find 1600 iso gives me the best results from the 600D

Mel

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