It was the day before the day before Christmas

December 23, 2011 was our monthly group trek tot he local semi dark site know as Harold Campbell. We had a pretty good night up until 9:30 pm when the sky decided it was done for the night. Lucky for me I was diligent and started off early enough to get a couple hours on the California Nebula.

This is my first image taken with my new tak reducer.

10x500 OCS FSQ-106ED with Reducer f/3.6