M33 The Triangulum Galaxy – New Toys!

A pretty successful six months of progress had convinced me that astrophotography was something I was keen to pursue, so October saw me investing in some new equipment – firstly a new telescope, a William Optics Flurostar 91.

While the Skywatcher ED80 had produced some cracking results, the WO scope is a massive step up in both build and optical quality. It’s also kinda pretty:

For the scopes first light I decided to shoot an unfiltered broadband target, The Triangulum Galaxy.

This image is 4½ hours of total exposure time.

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