Nosing around the heavens a few nights ago. I was playing with a Celestron CPC1100, an 11" Schmidt-Cassegrain. Good optics, but alignment is tricky, so these are short exposure / high ISO. Both pics are heavily cropped, noisy, and not very sharp. I'll do much better next time.
Above, I think this is M4, a globular cluster in Scorpius. Forgot to write down what I was looking at.
The famous Ring Nebula, M57 in Lyre.
Cool stuff coming up. Spring and Summer have the most spectacular objects. Clouds and wind have been bothersome lately.
Posted by Dave