Along what I call ‘Nebula Row’ in Sagittarius are the two great star nurseries of M16 and M17. Beautiful sights in the telescope and great photographic targets.
Canon 20Da DSLR camera mounted on a Televue-76 APO telescope with a 0.8x focal reducer/field flattener. Single 8 minute exposure at ISO 800. Taken at Casitas de Gila, outside of Silver City, New Mexico.