I have a thing for Galaxies. Every time I look at or take a picture of one I am reminded that these celestial behemoths are home to millions of stars similar to our own Sun and that our Sun is nothing more than a common star, one of millions in our own Galaxy. They are so far away (the nearest, the Andromeda Galaxy is over 2.5 million light years away) and so massive that they actually bend the fabric of space-time.
Below you can see some of my imaging attempts at capturing these wonderful, diverse monsters!
47mins, Unguided 30sec exposures, ED100FF, D5100. Processing by Andreas Eleftheriou.
Milky Way Panorama
A two-pane mosaic attaempt. Using a Nikon D7200 and an old 50mm f/1.8 Nikkor lens on a Star Adventurer, approx one hour per panel (120sec, ISO800).