Tuesday, December 8, 2015

M31: The Great Galaxy in Andromeda

Its taken over a year of imaging and collaboration with Jim Roselli to get here, but I've finally made an image that I am truly proud of.  An image of the Andromeda Galaxy, made with some modest gear:  A Canon 550d (t2i) a Canon 75-300mm f/4-5.6 kit lens, and a kenko skymemo equatorial mount.  Took 100 120 second images of the galaxy at f/8 and ISO 1600. 95 of the best images were median stacked in deep sky stacker. The outputted image was then processed in Pixinsight and some final tweaks were made in Photoshop CC, this is the image.
Judson Graham