I decided to take the plunge into deep sky imaging, so I picked up a tracking mount and had a go. I'll admit, the first few attempts were silly, but this one felt decent enough to share. It's a single frame, as I haven't yet gone through the stacking door, but it's coming soon. Already scoping out which stackers can do what I need and work with Sony files.
As it stands now, my lens is the definite weak link in the system. I'm capturing with a Sony a7riii, with a Canon EF 75-300....literally a hundred dollar lens. It's a lot like driving around with hubcaps on a Cadillac, which blows, but it's the only 300mm lens I own right now.
Anyhow, here it is, single shot, 270 sec exposure @ 300mm, ISO 640.
Mahalo for viewing!