Skip to main content
Home Photography Corner

Andromeda and The Lagoon

xeniaxenia Posts: 1,255 Officer
I went back and processed a couple of photos taken earlier this year using Pixinsight.  Great program, but it will probably take me a thousand years to learn all it can do.  I only scratched the surface and the results compared to before are amazing.  The photo of the Andromeda Galaxy was a composite of 100X20 second exposures taken at Mahogany Hammock in February.  The galaxy was low on the horizon and there were clouds moving through, and yet it came out OK.  The region of the Lagoon Nebula near the central region of the Milky Was was taken from my driveway where the sky is OK but not super dark, same number of images as Andromeda.  Can't wait to get out to a dark site again and put more effort into the images.  If I can learn more of Pixinsight the results could be promising. The camera is a Nikon D7200 with a NIkkor 80-400mm lens piggyback on a Meade 8" SCT.


  • JWTJWT Posts: 788 Officer
  • gogittumgogittum Posts: 4,210 Captain
    That's a lot of work, but the results are sure good.  Soon, I'm going to take a stab at the technique I've seen where they show a subject photo - people around a campfire or similar with the stars nicely exposed in the upper background.

    I still haven't figured out how to superimpose a part of a photo over a part of another one.  (haven't worked at it that hard, either)  For example, a friend once took a shot of me shoveling snow and added a reclining Polar Bear to it.  Made a neat composition but I've never been able to make it work.
Sign In or Register to comment.
Magazine Cover

GET THE MAGAZINE Subscribe & Save

Digital Now Included!


Give a Gift   |   Subscriber Services

Preview This Month's Issue

Buy Digital Single Issues

Don't miss an issue.
Buy single digital issue for your phone or tablet.

Buy Single Digital Issue on the Florida Sportsman App

Other Magazines

See All Other Magazines

Special Interest Magazines

See All Special Interest Magazines

GET THE NEWSLETTER Join the List and Never Miss a Thing.

Get the top Florida Sportsman stories delivered right to your inbox.


Phone Icon

Get Digital Access.

All Florida Sportsman subscribers now have digital access to their magazine content. This means you have the option to read your magazine on most popular phones and tablets.

To get started, click the link below to visit and learn how to access your digital magazine.

Get Digital Access

Not a Subscriber?
Subscribe Now