The Andromeda Galaxy ...also known as M31, is a galaxy 2.5 million light years away. It is much larger than our galaxy and contains roughly 1 trillion stars. It shares the local group with the Milky Way and 52 other galaxies, which lies with in the Virgo Supercluster of galaxies with 47,000 other galaxies, which is also one of 10 million other superclusters in the observable universe. For me, the coolest thing about space is that when you look to the sky on a clear night you are seeing infinitely more than you ever have seen, ever will see, and ever won't see. Putting the size of space into perspective really reminds me of this.
Anyway, back to the picture. This picture was created from 10 1-minute stacks of the galaxy at 200mm from my sigma 70-200 with my D7200. To keep the stars from trailing I had it on my IOptron strartracker pro with a counterweight to account for the weight. Lots of processing later and I got this and I was extremely happy with it.
If this is your first time seeing my work, check out some more, I have a lot of other cool shots like this on my page and I also do portraiture.
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