This is my first try at a DSO (M31) with my Stellarvue SV90TBV refractor at Prime focus on a SkyView Pro mount. My camera is a older generation Canon Rebel XSI DSLR. I know I have a long way to go to get amazing photos that I have seen through the years on Cloudy Nights web site. I was surprised at what one could do with a simple mount, a older DSLR, and no auto-guiding. The details of the photo are as follows:
Lights: 91 RAW photos (60 second exposures at ISO1600, F7 through the Stellarvue refractor).
Darks: 10 RAW photos (60 second exposures at ISO1600, telescope lens covered).
Bias: 10 RAW photos (1/4000 second exposures at ISO1600).
Flats: 10 RAW photos taken of my off white colored garage wall with same imaging train. Looking for suggestions on proper way to collecting flats!
The above images were stacked and initial post processing through Deep Sky Stacker (DSS) software. Final processing with GIMP software.
Appreciate any comments in advance. Thanks! Scott