This is my second ever photo of the Andromeda Galaxy and my first through a telescope, taken back in April 2014. (My first picture was with a 300mm telephoto lens.)
I took this photo with a TMB92L refractor telescope, an unmodified Canon T3i DSLR camera, an Orion SSAG autoguider and 50mm guidescope, all riding on a Celestron AVX mount. All told, from telescope setup time to final processing, this photo took roughly eight hours to produce.
The Andromeda Galaxy is 2.5 million light-years away, and it contains roughly 1 trillion stars. It's the closest spiral galaxy neighbor to our own Milky Way and can be seen with the naked eye under extremely dark skies.