Another test image with the Samyang 135mm F2 Lens setup,

M31 The Great Andromeda Spiral Galaxy, visible light and shot from the city of Dayton, Ohio.

ASI AIR/EAF/ZWO 174MM/L-Pro/Astrodymium/IPAD Combo

Every star you see in this photo are actually foreground stars, we look through all these stars in our own Milky Way galaxy to see our Sister galaxy “The Great Andromeda Spiral” way off in the distance at 2.2 million light years away.

That soft fuzzy glow of the Andromeda Galaxy in the background is actually the combined glow of over 1 trillion stars, it is just too distant to resolve into individual stars with this setup.

The Great Andromeda galaxy is racing towards us and will eventually collide with our Milky Way galaxy in about 6 billion years from now.

Andromeda can be seen with the unaided eye from a dark location, it can be visible or captured  in the city with binoculars, telescopes, or Camera lenses.

M31 The Great Andromeda Spiral Galaxy captured in my backyard in the city of Dayton, Ohio on 11/07/2021.

Captured with a Samyang 135mm Lens, Set at F4, ZWO 174mm Cooled Cmos Camera, EAF Focuser, ASI Air Mini Computer via IPAD control, Bisque MyT Mount, L-Pro Filter to reduce light pollution, this is 150 x 60 second sub exposures, 2 hours 30 minutes exposure total.

Best Regards,

John Chumack