December: Test shots with new scopes/mounts
Dec 21: TMB 80/480 Arrives!
Dec 3: AP1200 Arrives!
Nov 30: TMB 152/1200 Arrives!
This is NGC 6888, the Crescent Nebula, in the constellation of Cygnus and is my first autoguided photo; first, that is, with my own guiding equipment. I still haven't mastered the guiding software, so there was a bit of smearing on some of these frames, but all were decent and useable. The conditions were quite awful though, with rather horrid transparency and seeing, and clouds moving in and out. An object this faint requires pretty pristine conditions. This is a 50% crop of the full frame, scaled for display on the web. North is up.