Vega (and neighbors)                      (image above is reduced-size | other sizes:  medium , original)

Distance:  25 light years

Telescope Takahashi TOA-130F @ f/7.7
Mount Takahashi EM200 Temma II
Camera QSI 540wsg @ -15C
Filters Astrodon Tru-Balance I-Series LRGB Gen 2, Astrodon Ha (3nm)
Guider SX Lodestar
Settings 2x10min L (bin1x1), 1x5min ea RGB (bin2x2); AstroArt5, CS4+spikes (uncropped, 10xdarks/flats/fdarks/bias)

8 November 2013 - Las Cruces, NM

Vega was the first star known to ever be photographed (after our Sun).  My result is just a quick shot to see what other stuff is around this very bright star (5th brightest in night sky).  This time of year, I always use Vega as part of the mount alignment process. 

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