Andromeda Galaxy Postcard
Insight Investment Astronomy Photographer of the Year 2020: Andromeda Galaxy at Arm's Length? "Have you ever dreamt of touching a galaxy? This version of the Andromeda Galaxy seems to be at arm's length among clouds of stars. Unfortunately, this is just an illusion, as the galaxy is still 2 million light years away. In order to obtain the tilt-shift effect, I 3D-printed a part to hold the camera at an angle at the focus of the telescope. The blur created by the defocus at the edges of the sensor gives this illusion of closeness to Andromeda."
Andromeda Galaxy at Arm's Length? © Nicolas Lefaudeux