I've just started doing a bit of astrophotography and finally after the third night of trying I found my target, the Whirlpool galaxy. I'm pleased I've managed to capture it but I'm looking into how I can further the image, and the detail captured. This is the image I've captured:
The setup for this is:
Camera: Sony A77ii (APS-C)
Lens: Sigma 18 - 300mm f/3.5 - f/6.3
Light Frames: 103 exposures at 300mm f/6.3 ISO 3200 and exposed for 1 minute each. The camera was placed on a Move Shoot Move star tracker on a tripod
Dark Frames: 30
Bias Frames: 31
This was then stacked using DeepSkyStacker and processed slightly in Lightroom.
My question is would stacking another say 100 exposures on top of this bring out much more detail/reduce more noise? I realise my setup isn't exactly ideal for this sort of astrophotography but I'm interested to see if there's a way I can improve the image quality further, or if this is the sort of limit I can reach with what I currently have.