Asteroid (381) Myrrha, arrowed, with a fantastic back drop


Mike Scarisbrick

Bluntisham, Cambs. UK

SkyWatcher Explorer 200P
HEQ5 mount
Canon EOS 500D
16 x 150 second exposures at ISO 3200

I started out just trying to improve on my previous pictures of the Leo Trio of galaxies, and would have done so if the flat frames had worked. So I was pleased to see an object in the picture which I could not identify.
Identification courtesy of the BAA.