A Community Devoted to the Preservation and Practice of Celestial Navigation and Other Methods of Traditional Wayfinding
From: Brad Morris
Date: 2019 Apr 21, 12:52 -0400
Alex you wrote:"Even in our time is is not possible to make such a photograph. Night sky needs a long exposition."
Actually modern off-the-shelf cameras have some pretty impressive capabilities. Here's a picture I took of the Magellanic clouds nearly 2 years ago with a Canon DSLR camera that was several years old at the time. It is a 15 second exposure unguided exposure at ISO 5000 which is not the maximum ISO possible. This was just a test of the capabilities and I'm not particularly proud of it. The focus is obviously rather poor. However I think the limiting magnitude probably exceeds that shown in the "Photoshop"-ed version of Comet Donati.