Imagine the scene: Sensitive modern monochrome camera, outrageously sharp 67.5mm f/2 refractor, chugging away quietly recording light of various unfathomable ages, held on the back of an 8″ dob with a few bungee cords. That’s what my livestacking rig looked like the first time I set it up, with no easy mount at hand. There were some light clouds in the field that night, and the light pollution here in Houston is fierce, but nonetheless I was able to take this image with only 6.7 minutes total of livestacked short exposures; no tracking involved. How fun to watch M13 build up on the screen, and NGC 6207 pop out in processing!
Title: Large Star Cluster, Little Galaxy
Samyang 135mm f/2 @ f/2
6.7 minute total exposure, livestacking