Monday, June 25, 2012

The Lagoon and Trifid Nebula are in the constellation Sagittarius.  The Lagoon Nebula (M8) is the larger nebula on the left and the Trifid Nebula (M20) is the smaller one on the right. 

Notice the high amount of stars in the image.  These objects are both about 5,000 light years away.

Saturday, June 9, 2012

Venus Transit, June 5, 2012 from Midland, TX.

11" Edge HD and Canon DSLR.  Short exposure using Thousand Oaks solar filter.