This is an great image for an 8" scope..... compare his image to the one at the bottom with 12x more time exposure and probably from a darker sky site.
Excellent work Tim!
You've come a long way in a short time.
Image by NJAA member Tim Schott
Image by R. Jay GaBany
The bottom image was produced using a RCOS half meter telescope, Apogee Altra U16M camera ($13K) camera and Astrodon E-Series Filters.
Exposure times: 1,710 minutes Luminance, 120 minutes Red, 120 minutes Green, 120 minutes Blue (all 1x1).
Some of this info was reproduced from www.Cosmotography.com