Since we have this great thread going on here Members Asrtophotography and many
members have contributed or shown an interest I thought you might like to see how astrophotograpy has progressed from one of the very early attempts
to the present day.
As you can see on the left 11″ telescope 50 minutes exposure on the right 8″ scope 1 second with an iphone.
Just shows the difference in the last 130 years amatuers can compete with professionals now on many levels.
More info Here and links to other
stunning images dark skies and happy shooting (photographs lol) all.