Star Forges in Sagittarius – M8 and M20

Brent Newton
Location of photo
Fall River State Park, KS
Date/Time of photo
July 20-22, about 2230-0200 each night
Unmodified Canon 450D through an AT72ED Refractor with a CG5-ASGT Mount. Guided via an Orion 50mm scope with a ZWO ASI120MC
The results of my first trip to a dark site. I could see these nebula naked eye, and the overhead galaxy looked like spilled stars. Conditions were 85F at night and breezy, but my equipment performed perfectly. This is thus far the highest quality image I have ever taken (at least the full resolution version is)
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