Nebula As Seen From Photographer's Back YardS

Photographer Eric Africa obtained this image of the Garnet Star Nebula (IC 1396) by spending several nights in his "light-polluted backyard." Africa's images of IC 1396, the Rosette Nebula and M 31 are proof that an Earthbound photographer can score some amazing pics. His telescope, the Takahashi FSQ-106, is commercially available for around $4,000. Click through for a gallery.

[Eric Africa]

Nebula As Seen From Photographer's Back Yard

Nebula As Seen From Photographer's Back Yard

Nebula As Seen From Photographer's Back Yard

Nebula As Seen From Photographer's Back YardS

Nebula As Seen From Photographer's Back Yard

Nebula As Seen From Photographer's Back Yard

Nebula As Seen From Photographer's Back Yard