WOW! That’s all I can say after an unbelieveable five nights in a row out doing astronomy! That, is unheard of in August. Criscrossing the state, I managed to do three public outreach sessions with the Astronomical Society Of New Haven showing the heavens to over 125 people interested people. I even managed to have two more quiet sessions at home trying to hone my astrophotography skills. Today I will try to clean up my gear and start processing hundreds of frames of digital images, and about an hour of video that I shot over this week. Stay tuned to see some of the astro images and video.
Here is the wide shot of the Eagle Nebula I imaged this week. Known as Messier (M16) or NGC 6611, it is a young cluster of stars in the constellation Serpens. Discovered in 1745, it is about 7000 light years away. It is easily seen in binoculars.