December: Test shots with new scopes/mounts
Dec 21: TMB 80/480 Arrives!
Dec 3: AP1200 Arrives!
Nov 30: TMB 152/1200 Arrives!
Yet another stunning object in the "summer" Milky Way. This is the Omega Nebula (aka Swan Nebula) in the constellation of Sagittarius. This is a Sigma stack of the best 30 of the 42 frames (the remaining 12 showed trailing/smearing due to tracking error). I cranked up the red a bit in Photoshop to compensate for the Digital Rebel's poor sensitivity to Hα, the main wavelength emitted by nebula such as this one. The real solution to this problem is to hack apart the camera and remove the IR filter ... in other words, destroy the camera. No thanks. North is up.