Friday, August 3, 2012

The Andromeda galaxy

One chance. Once chance to get it right, with sooo many things that could go wrong! 

Almost ten years ago I could use for a night a telescope on an equatorial mount to piggyback my Canon T70 with a 200mm f/4 lens and ISO 400 film :D 

One of the targets was of course M31, the Andromeda Galaxy. It was a lot of fun, as one could not see what he's doing and manually guiding 30 minutes it's not an easy task: the slightest mistake could and would of ruined the picture.

But I kept my hand steady, my eye sharp and prayed to the control towers to divert planes from my field of view:

   Take a good look at it as we're going to crash with this giant galaxy in no time (~4 billion years!).  

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