The light dome of Huntsville dominates the southern view from my house, but even so it is still possible to see quite a lot. The view from the Sam Houston State University observatory is even better.
My EQ-1 mount is not well-suited for taking images through a telescope, but it is adequate for making wide-angle shots. One of the rings that came with my telescope has a set screw for mounting a camera. Here are a couple of shots of the sky from my house.
|Milky Way in the region of Cygnus|
The center of galaxy is located in the constellation Sagittarius. Sagittarius is a very rich star field. It contains a number of bright, easily identifiable deep sky objects, including the Eagle Nebula, the Lagoon Nebula, Ptolemy's Cluster, and the Sagittarius Star Cloud. The Sagittarius Star Cloud, also known as Messier 24, is a portion of the Sagittarius spiral arm that is relatively free of the dust clouds that normally obscure our view of the galactic plane.
|Milky Way, including Galactic Center, in Sagittarius|