M31, Andromeda Galaxy

Mid Dec 2020

Imaging: ST120 achro, Canon 1000D, no filter, no guiding
Subs: 240x30 (2h)
Processing: DSS (stacking), mycode (post)

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My second picture of M31 (Andromeda Galaxy). Since the last set was completely overexposed due to the high light pollution here in Edison, these are all relatively short exposures at 30s. Unfortunately not a lot gets captured with that and you really only see the core of the galaxy.

This is with my basic competence at post-processing astro images. Some more experienced photographers on the Cloudy Nights forum have indicated that there is a lot more detail in the picture that can be pulled out with better post-processing. But I am just not yet capable of that...