This object is one of the more visited by amateurs. The dark nebula was first imaged at Harvard College Observatory in 1888 using chemical photographic plates and today is a popular target between digital astrophotographers. The complex of iluminated clouds, dark areas and streams of gas leaving the nebula pushed by strong magnetic forces is one of the most impressive photographic fields of the sky.
Optics GSO RC10 f/8
Camera: SBIG STL-6303
Hydrogen alpha (656 nm) (60x900) and Oxygen III (500 nm) (52x800). (numxsecond).
This image has been obtained from very polluted sky using narrow band images.