December: Test shots with new scopes/mounts
Dec 21: TMB 80/480 Arrives!
Dec 3: AP1200 Arrives!
Nov 30: TMB 152/1200 Arrives!
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Ahhhh, now that's what this amazing object is supposed to look like, as opposed to a previously wasted attempt at too long a focal length. A 30% waning-crescent moon had risen about 22° above the horizon by the time the last of the 60 frames was shot, but it didn't appear to spoil the result. This is half of the full-frame image to provide a reasonable close-up of the nebula. A higher-resolution image is also available. North is up.