Many people will have seen the spectacular Hubble space telescope images of this object. But it is also well within the reach of amateur telescopes and modern CCD cameras. It lies at a distance of some 7000 light years in the constellation of Serpens
200mm F5 Newtonian telescope on a EQ 5 mount. Starlight Xpress MX716 CCD camera
31x25 seconds exposures. Processed with Starlight Xpress software and Astromix
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