Nikon D5600, Laowa 100mm, ioptron skyguider pro
Deep Sky Stacker, Pixinsight, Photoshop, Adobe Camera Raw
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.
Sky: 80×15 seconds, f/4, ISO 800, 100mm
Foreground: 6×8 seconds, f/2.8, ISO 400, 100mm.