This is my rendition of M16. I spent a week in the lakes region of NH at the beginning of August and had several wonderful nights observing, photographing, and just watching the Perseids. This was also the the 1st time I'd brought my photo equipment anywhere other than my backyard in Metro West Boston. I've been doing AP for a little over a year, and I've had some pictures that I was satisfied with, but this is the 1st one that I can say I'm happy with. I know it's far from perfect, but to me it proves that I am learning and that I am improving, and that I'm not totally on the wrong track. Comments and criticism is encouraged, I can take it, I'm a designer so I'm used to people critiquing my work.
Orion ED80 w/ reducer/flattener
Canon T6 unmodded
Orion St-80A with ZWO 120 mini guider
32 x 180sec + darks, flats, bias
Captured with NINA and PHD2
Processed with Star Tools and Photoshop
I took 40 images total, 8 were rejected for clouds and bad stars, I was fighting some weird guiding problems and high, thin clouds that kept rolling through.