Wow! Absolutely Wow! It’s astounding that what was intended as a Japanese budget spotter/mini scope with a humble sixty millimeters of aperture can produce such a photo! That rivals pictures I remember seeing on the walls of observatories and planetaria fifty years ago. Bravo!
No doubt. I entertained myself a while back by comparing the 48" Palomar Schmidt camera NGSS photos to modern ones made with a 6" APO. Guess who won! The cameras and software are amazing.
Amateurs with good cameras and technique can do invaluable real science work. That includes quasar surveys using a spectroscope. But most particularly, getting large scale images of the regions around galaxy clusters. You can't get any professionals to look at NGC4319 and Markarian 205, so one of us has to do it. Show the matter bridge.