The Lagoon and the Trifid

As mentioned in the previous post, now is a good time to view the central bulge of our galaxy and the plethora of astronomical objects contained within it. The Lagoon and Trifid nebulae are always great photographic targets as they're fairly bright and close together in a camera's field of view.

With just a camera, a decent lens, and a small tracking mount, an image like this is possible.

The Lagoon (M8) and Trifid (M20) Nebulae
Canon EOS 60Da, EF 200mm f/2.8L II lens, Losmandy StarLapse mount, three 1-minute exposures