NGC 6729

Combination of 5, 1 minute exposures, SBIG ST9XE CCD camera.
300mm f/6 newtonian telescope at prime focus.

NGC 6729 is a complex mass of dark nebulosity with several patches illuminated by imbedded stars on the border between Sagittarius and Corona Australis. Several of these stars are irregular variable stars. This region is a fascinating area to observe with murky dark patches, and foggy stars that change brightness irregularly. Just to the north lies the moderately bright globular cluster, NGC 6723.