One of the most spectacular
regions in the sky, the region near M6 and M7 abounds with clusters,
star clouds, bright and dark nebula. This is a single 8 minute
exposure from our Happy Jack site on a very dark and transparent
night this August. Its been nearly 2 months of solid monsoon
clouds, so this break was very welcome!
Image Details: The large
red nebula on the upper right is LBN1117, just to the right of
M6 - the Butterfly Cluster. At the top is Sharpless 2-15, and
M7 is in a dense star cloud to the lower left. The large snaking
dark neb in the center is Barnard 273 and the dark patch on the
center left edge is Barnard 292.