M1, Andromeda Galaxy

Dec 2020

Imaging: ST120 achro, Canon 1000D, no filter, no guiding
Subs: 3x2m (0.1h)
Processing: DSS (stacking), mycode (post)

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I have my tracking mount, the Orion Sirius EQ-G (yes, I like Orion equipment). First light with the scope and mount. I didn't know the appropriate exposure for my area so I took some samples (to examine later) and also took a series of M31 (Andromeda Galaxy) at 2m exposure. Epic fail! The light pollution here was beyond what I could have even imagined and M31 was completely washed out.

Now I am a little discouraged. Will I be able to get *anything* reasonable for this crazy bright area? Online reading suggests people are still able to but now need to do some more research.