Lovely evening. The wind died down after howling all day. The moon didn't rise until just after 1 a.m. Skies were inky black and the stars were poppin'.
This is M22, a globular cluster in Sagittarius. I used an autoguided Celestron 6" refractor as a prime-focus lens for my Nikon D3000, to get this 73-second shot. This pic is right out of the box, no cropping, no edits. All I did was convert from nef (Nikon Electronic Format) to jpg. It's a huge file, something like 10 Megs, so I hope it doesn't slow Blogger down.
The Lagoon Nebula, also in Sagittarius. 51 second shot. Notice how blue the stars are. Click to embignify.
Posted by Dave