This nebula arose from a true celestial cataclysm. She is also one of the brightest in the sky and she is easily visible to the naked eye in the southern hemisphere. This image was awarded by the Astronomy Picture of the Day: NASA selects an astronomical image from both professional and amateur worlds every day.
Borg 77 ED II refractor, Atik 460 EX camera. Total exposure time: 6 hours and 30 minutes.