ANDROMEDA GALAXY with only a Camera, Lens, & Tripod

This video shows every step of photographing the Andromeda Galaxy with just a basic DSLR, lens, and tripod. It then goes in to processing with DeepSkyStacker and Adobe Photoshop.


Example files of the Andromeda Galaxy photo that I am processing in the videos are available from this Google Drive Link. And here is a link to my final JPEG from the Photoshop video (pt. 1) for comparison.

Note: I am releasing these files and my result (like all my work) under a Creative Commons BY-SA 4.0 License meaning if you process the data and share it elsewhere, please use this attribution (credit line): M31 - No Tracker by Nico Carver is licensed under a CC BY-SA 4.0 Licesnse.

Software and Apps

Links / Further Reading

Equipment mentioned in video

  • Canon 60D (look on eBay or CloudyNights Classifieds)
Bahtinov Mask
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