December: Test shots with new scopes/mounts
Dec 21: TMB 80/480 Arrives!
Dec 3: AP1200 Arrives!
Nov 30: TMB 152/1200 Arrives!
The "summer" Milky Way -- summer, that is, in the Northern Hemisphere -- is a glorious site to behold, especially with an 8" pupil and a 30min integration time! This is the Lagoon Nebula (aka Hour Glass Nebula), a stunningly beautiful emission nebula in the constellation of Sagittarius. The collection of bright, white stars just left of center is the Open Cluster NGC 6530. The seeing and transparency were only average the morning this was shot. I can only imagine how this would have turned out on a night of exceptional seeing and transparency. North is up.