The Pinwheel Galaxy
MARIO RICHTER, BRANDENBURG, GERMANY, 16 FEBRUARY 2018
Mario says: “Since I wanted to photograph a galaxy and needed a long focal length with a fast aperture ratio, I set up my Newtonian instead of the Takahashi refractor. The night was very humid and at –13°C the equipment was frozen very fast, so I only had enough time for 27 lights at 480 seconds.”
Equipment: Canon EOS 60D DSLR camera, Celestron Advanced VX 8-inch Newtonian, Sky-Watcher EQ6-R Pro SynScan mount.