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 IC 1284, an Emission plus Reflection nebula in the constellation of Sagittarius. A modified camera would have done a better job of bringing out the red, Hα portion of the Emission nebula, but at the potential cost of masking the blue Reflection portion, at least in IC 1284. The other two Reflection Nebulae in the lower right are NGC 6589 and NGC 6590, respectively. Several Dark Nebulae (foreground dust which obscures our view of anything behind it) can be seen snaking their way through various portions of the image as well. This is the full frame, shrunk for display on the web. North is up.