The all to often go to nebula is actually very challenging to do well because of the extreme contrast in the field of view. From December 23rd 2017
Sometimes it’s just about the stars. The Spiral Cluster is an “open cluster” said to be just over 1600 light years away. Can’t say for sure because I have not been there myself, but I hear it’s a decent neighborhood.
Bubble Nebula from Tuesday night. Fun target but pushing my current gear. Fun to think of working with a better setup, but it would also involve more work. For now simple is satisfying.
Fireworks Galaxy taken 10/24. Still warm nights which is good for me but not so much for the camera performance. Tracking was decent and no wind to mess with me thank goodness. This one was a dozen five minute exposures but this is a dim target. Definitely will come back to this one.
NGC 891 is a galaxy seen from earth almost perfectly edge on. Very interesting target!. This is my image from last night with 9 frames at 5 minutes each. Now that it is getting dark earlier I don’t even have to stay up past midnight!