During a recent visit to the observatory I imaged Messier 22, a globular cluster, and Messier 17, the Swan Nebula. Both objects are located in the constellation Sagittarius. Both images were made with my ST80 and the Vixen Super Polaris mount.
|Messier 22, the Sagittarius Cluster; ST80 on a Vixen SP mount; 17x120|
I was trying some experiments with a Barlow lens and apparently knocked the mount out of alignment. I didn't realize the problem until I started imaging Messier 17. I tried realigning it, but apparently didn't do something right. It was getting late and I was getting tired and making mistakes. However, I did manage to get five decent subs of the nebula.
|Messier 17, the Swan Nebula; ST80 on a Vixen SP mount; 5x120|