First attempt at one of my favorite objects in the night sky as it is the first I was able to recognize as a kid. Conditions weren't favorable since I shot from a Bortle 7 zone under a half-moon with no filters, also, my polar align and whole process was sloppy since I had an audience (my girlfriends family ) basically waiting for me to show them something cool on my camera. So I kinda rushed things up and didn't verify my polar alignment once I set up everything, still, it was a very nice evening as I gave them a small tour of the sky and snapped a couple of pictures of the Andromeda Galaxy, Triangulum Galaxy and the Pleiades which they all loved and were in awe. Couple of hours later they all went to sleep except for my girlfriend's father and me, so we spend the rest of the night having a nice conversation while I shot this image, hope you guys like it.
WO Redcat 51
ZWO mini guide scope + ASI290MC
23 x 180" subs @ ISO 400 (1hr 9min integration)
Stacked on DSS
Levels and Curves on Photoshop
Saturation and Noise remove on Lightroom