The Faint, The Bad and The Ugly

Shooting deep-sky objects with ordinary cameras and lenses from my normal observing point in the midst of a city means shooting faint objects, invisible to the naked eye (apart from M42) through a thick layer of atmosphere badly polluted with all kinds of smoke, dust and smog and against an ugly sky glow of scattered light from thousands of lamps, posters, windows and traffic lights.

Is it possible? Does it make sense? Is it worth the effort?

 

 Move your cursor over this crude single of the Pleiades to see the effect of stacking and then click to see:

Is it at all possible? Is it worth it?

You be the judge.

 

 

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