Summer is almost over. Thank goodness!!

Summertime is a weird time for astronomers. We love the objects in the sky, especially the Milky Way and wide variety of Messier objects we can find in or near it. But the downside is the weather. Lots of rain, and even when it doesn’t rain it gets very muggy and dew becomes a big problem. We only get a few dry days during the summer when viewing conditions are optimal, so we try to take advantage of those precious nights. Here are a few shots I was able to get this past summer.

milkyway

Summer Milky Way

Eagle Nebula

Eagle Nebula

lagoon

Lagoon Nebula

crater

Copernicus Lunar Crater

comet

Comet C/2014 E2 Jacques

cygnus

Cygnus Region. North America Nebula at bottom-left.

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