Last Sunday night I had my first attempt at astrophotography, with help and advice from members on Stars Gazers Lounge forums in the UK.
I'm very excited, and wanted to share the result with you.
I have not bought a guide camera yet, so please excuse the quality, but for me, when I saw the image, I was shocked and super happy!
Mount: Ioptron CEM25P
Scope: Sky-Watcher 80ED
Camera: ZWO ASI 294MC Pro @ 4 degrees celcius (the fuse in the cigarette plug charger was blown, so could not cool the sensor)
NO GUIDING, yet...
30 Light frames at 20 seconds eack
30 dark frames at 20 seconds each
NO Flats or dark flats, as I do not yet fully understand how to take those...
Acquisition with Astrophotography Tool
Stacking with DeepSkyStacker
Very light processing in GIMP, just color levels and denoise layer (help received in processing from forum member)
Here is compressed pic of the PNG file: