The 4 day Thanksgiving holiday has given me an opportunity to catch up on some unprocessed data. This was a 2 hour exposure of our neighbor Andromeda! M31 in the Messier catalog list. 2,000,000 light years distant, it is expected to merge with us in 3-4 billion years. I was happy with the result for only 2 hours of imaging time. The equipment used for this was the William optics GT102 refractor with flattener and Canon EOS 600D. I am able to use the SBIG camera’s guider during the 5 minute subexposures.
You can click on the thumbnail under “My astro images” for larger scale examples.