My first attempt to photograph the Andromeda Galaxy

There's a few issues with the image, but hey, I'm learning :)


@thomasfuchs I was curious where in the sky Andromeda is and how big it is, found this site:

I wonder if it would be possible to capture it on a DSLR camera without a telescope (I have a 270mm lens)...

"a telephoto lens (or zoom-lens) will suffice" apparently yes! Waiting for a cloudless sky...

@michal My photo was done with a DSLR and a 300mm telephoto lens; I used 60 exposures at ISO 400, 2 mins each (accurate star tracking required).

You can try a 5-10 second exposure with very high ISO (e.g. 12800?) if you don't have a tracking mount.

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