The Andromeda Galaxy
Last night was the first clear Moonless night for a while, so I drove an hour Southwest of Brisbane and took some test shots of some of the larger deep sky objects to see how my 100mm macro lens performs for astrophotography.
The Andromeda Galaxy (M31) od the largest member of the Local Group of Galaxies. It is a spiral galaxy approximately 2.5 million light years from Earth. M31 has two large satellite galaxies that are visible in this image...M32 is just above and to the left of the galactic core, and M110 is below the core.
This image is 30 x 40 second exposures in a Star Adventurer Mini tracker, with the lens at f/4 and 3200 iso. Processed using DeepSkyStacker and Lightroom 5.