Constellation: Lyra
Right Ascension: 18h 42m 50.00s
Declination: +36° 57′ 30.9″
Distance: 4468 ly
Apparent Magnitude: 7.5 - 8.4
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HK Lyr is a semi-regular variable carbon star, and easy to identify in this image due to its reddish-orange color. On a approximate period of 186 days, its magnitude varies between 7.5 and 8.4. It's B-V index is 3.08.

Telescope: Explore Scientific 127 Refractor
Camera: ZWO 2600 MM
Constellation: Cygnus
Right Ascension: 20h 25m 58.04s
Declination: +38° 21′ 07.7″
Distance: 5,000 ly
Apparent Magnitude: 10.60 - 11.74
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A red super giant star located the constellation of Cygnus. Interstellar dust and gas in that area dims reddens the star. Some of that dust can be seen as darker splotches dimming the stars behind it. A variable star, but no regular repeatable cycle.

Telescope: Explore Scientific 127 Refractor
Camera: ZWO 2600 MM
Constellation: Canes Venatici
Right Ascension: 12h 45m 07.826s
Declination: +45° 26′ 24.93″
Distance: 760 - 1000 ly
Apparent Magnitude: +4.86 - +7.32
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Also know as its popular name La Superba, a giant red star, and one of the reddish known with a B-V index of 2.54. A carbon in the star's outer shell absorbs blue light giving its distinctive reddish light. Primary has a 160 day cycle in its magnitude variations. The star is in its final stages of its evolution and is expected to expel its outer layers in the future, and form a planetary nebula before shrinking down to become a slowly cooling white dwarf.

Telescope: GSO RC10
Camera: ZWO 2600 MM
Constellation: Sagittarius
Right Ascension: 18h 03m 32.14s
Declination: -30d 02m 06.96s
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Baade's Window is the largest of 6 relative dust free zones allowing astronomers to study stars in the central bulge of the Milky Way Galaxy. Nothing illustrates the billions of stars in our galaxy like a view of the view of the galactic center, even if only a tiny slice.

Also visible are two globular clusters, NGC 6522 at the center and NGC 6528 below. NGC 6522 is centered in the view of Baade's Window, and at an estimated age of 12 billion years makes it one of the oldest around our galaxy and lies at a distance of 25,100 light years. NGC 6528 is 25,800 light years distant and is unusually meta rich for a globular

The bright star in the lower left is W Sgr, which is a multiple star system, and the primary star is a classical Cepheid variable star that it's magnitude varies over 7 1/2 days.

Telescope: Explore Scientific 127 Refractor
Camera: ZWO 2600 MM
Constellation: Sagittarius
Right Ascension: 18h 49m 49.36216s
Declination: –23° 50′ 10.4291″
Distance: 9.7 ly
Apparent Magnitude: 10.4
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Ross 154, also known as V1216 Sgr is a red dwarf UV Ceti type flare star. Studied by Frank Elmore Ross in the 1920's for its variability and its proper motion. Located some 9.7 light years away, makes it currently the 6th closest star to our solar system. Despite the closeness, being a red dwarf, its magnitude is only 10.4 which requires an optical aid to see it. It's estimated to be a relative young star at  an age of 1 billion years. And so far no planets or circumstellar dust disk has been detected around it.

Telescope: Explore Scientific 127 Refractor
Camera: ZWO 2600 MM
Constellation: Sagittarius
Right Ascension: 17h 52m 00.72665s
Declination: −28° 01′ 20.5622″
Distance: 1,359 - 6,000+
Apparent Magnitude: 8.59 - 11.0
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A very large red giant star located withing the constellation bounds of Sagittarius. If it was located where our Sun was, it would extend out past Mars. A pulsating long period variable star with a long period of around 670 days. It varies in magnitude from 8.5 to 11.0 over its long period, with a smaller magnitude pulsation period of around a third of a day. There are no reliable distance measurements other that its far enough away that parallax measurements are currently unreliable.  It is the reddish brighter star located near the center. A rich star field for a back drop as we look towards the center of our Milky Way galaxy.

Telescope: Explore Scientific 127 Refractor
Camera: ZWO 2600 MM