Nebula NGC6357

 Astrophotography details:

Film Hypered PJM-2 Ektapress Multispeed 640 film
Telescope/camera Meade LX-200 10"
F-ratio F/10 (Prime focus)
Exposure time 3 Hours
AutoGuider Meade Pictor 201-XT
Autoguider exposure time 2 seconds
guide star Unknown
Date of Photo 2355 Hours local, 12 June 99
Location A dark site 55 miles south of Tempe, Arizona
Additional image processing Scanned same negative 2 times.  Averaged A and B.  Additional contrast, brightness and sharpening operations then performed in Paint Shop Pro.
Posted  20 June 1999

Pretty good night out in the desert.  Warm.  Sky not as transparent as one might hope and "seeing" not exactly "stellar".  :-)  Minor front had passed through during the day.  Night was clear luckily.  Stars twinkled somewhat although not as bad as the previous night.