October 8, 2012

Andromeda Galaxy (first attempt)

This image was taken by me on the night of 7th October 2012 from a dark site a few kilometres north of Bhuj. The sky was very dark and I decided to travel with my friends carrying my camera and equatorial mount. The image was taken with Canon 550D and EQ5 mount ran by just a RA motor. As the mount was not very well polar aligned I could get short subs. I stacked 9 images with 2 minutes exposure each at ISO 800 and f/5.6. I used a 55-250mm Canon EF-S lens and set to 250mm. This is my first attempt of taking image of Messier 31. Hope to get better result next time. 

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