Frank sent us this amazing photo of Andromeda Galaxy taken with his
Canon EOS 350D and SkyWatcher 80ED telescope.
Each dot of light is as star… Are we alone ?
“I shot this photo with the Canon EOS 350D and the SkyWatcher 80ED telescope (instead of Canon lenses). So, I shot 36 photos of the galaxy during 300 seconds in RAW, 800iso. I take too five darks (a photo with the hood of the Canon, it’s to see the hot’s pixels). Then, with the free software IRIS, I added these images and subtract the dark to suppress the hot pixels. That’s all. Before, it was very difficult to take a photo of galaxy, nebula etc. But now it’s much easier with the numeric. With a classic camera and with a small telescope, you can take a lot of astro photography photos.”
About the photographer
Frank lives in the west of France. He’s been observing the universe for 30 years and has 2 telescopes and lots of binoculars. You can see his works at
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