My observatory is coming along pretty well. I have 3 of the walls in place and the telescope pier is complete. Last night I was making the final alignment marks for the scope mounting plate and since I already has gear out in the dark I decided to pop off a few shots before going to bed. I figured some of you would like this since it something well within the reach of any photogs gear (only part you'd need is a mount capable of tracking which can be purchased of made cheaply.) The details of the shot, its just 2 frames from my 40D with my 70-200L at F2.8 and 60 second shutter time. BTW the red and blue thing is Trifid nebula and the red cloud below it is Lagoon Nebula they are in the constellation Sagittarius which this time of year is facing due south most of the night.