Messier 16, the Eagle Nebula. Al Johnson captured this monochromatic image of M16, using eight 10-minute subs taken through a 12nm Ha filter and a FS102 scope. Notice the famous “pillars of creation” in the brightest section of the nebula.

Milky Way from Hammonasset. On August 11, Denton Hoyer took this picture from Meigs Point, Hammonasset Beach, at the Family Astronomy Night that ASNH members participated in. This is a 16-s exposure at f/4 with a Leica M10-R camera set at ISO 1600 and a 28 mm lens. Sagittarius is in the center and Scorpius is to the right.

Messier 101 with supernova SN 2023ixf. This supernova was discovered on May 19, and by late May it peaked in brightness at about magnitude 11. Two months later, on July 24, Jim Mazur took this image with a 14-inch Meade LX850 telescope. By this time, the star’s magnitude had dimmed slightly to about 12.4, but it was still by far the brightest star in the galaxy.

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