Cassiopeia wide field

I spent an evening playing with my new Canon 50mm f/1.8 “nifty fifty” lens and taking some long exposures of constellations near the zenith. This is Cassiopeia. The keen-eyed will spot the double cluster at the centre of the right hand edge and the Heart and Soul Nebula at the bottom right. There’s also another nebula in the bottom left corner and a few other clusters dotted about.

Focus wasn’t perfect and I think I need to stop the lens down a little to control the distortion at the edges of the field of view (some of which I cropped off), but for a first attempt at imaging with the lens I’m not unhappy.

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