I have finally managed to photograph a recognisable galaxy. I used a Canon 700D (which I am borrowing) set to ISO 6400 and 23 second exposures. Unfortunately, I was only able to take 30 photos before it went out of my field of view. DeepSkyStacker allowed me to stack 26 photos. I also took flats, darks and bias frames. I used ISO 6400 because I have a Skywatcher EQ3-2 tripod which gives me errors after 90 seconds or so, although it sometimes messes up at 1 minute.
This is something that I never thought would be possible by me. So, it feels wonderful to be able to photograph it. I know that I need to take more lights to reduce the noise produced by using such a high ISO.
Skywatcher Explorer 150P
Thanks for looking.