One of my better images of this rich Milky Way area containing the Trifid and Lagoon Nebulae. Shooting in the middle of summer is always tough, but I got a break when I took these some time in July of 2007.
Back when the southern sky was still dark enough to shoot long exposures, I managed to do 3 minute subs at F/2.8 and ISO 400 speeds. Taken sometime in July of 2007.
This image was taken with an 8″ F/4 Schmidt-Newtonian telescope. 32×6 minute exposures @ ISO 800 were used.
One of my better M51 images from back in the day.
This was taken with my Meade SN-8 and a modified Canon 350XT. I have three detail views from this. Here’s a close-up of the Owl Nebula. Here’s the detail view of M98. Finally, I have a detail view of a compact galaxy group called, Hickson 50. Those smudges of light are galaxies that are over 2 billion light-years away!