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Soumyadeep Mukherjee
Kolkata, West Bengal, India
09:00 pm

Equipment Details:

Nikon D5600, Laowa 100mm, ioptron skyguider pro

Post-processing Details:

Deep Sky Stacker, Pixinsight, Photoshop, Adobe Camera Raw

Image Details:

Rise of the other Galaxy.

This is my first attempt at deepscape images. This image of andromeda rising over a coconut tree was capured on 9th September 2021. The light pollution of Kolkata wouldn't allow me shooting such images when the deep sky object is at the horizon. I had to choose a lower vantage point to allow andromeda rise a bit higher in the sky while having a foreground in the image.

Such deepscape images are a good reminder about the apparent sizes of different deep sky objects which we can't see with our naked eyes. Andromeda galaxy (AD: ~3°10') appears almost six times larger than a full moon (AD: ~33') in the night sky.

Image details:
Sky: 80×15 seconds, f/4, ISO 800, 100mm
Foreground: 6×8 seconds, f/2.8, ISO 400, 100mm.