Globular clusters in Sagittarius
These two clusters are not as big or bright as some of the globular clusters visible in the summer sky, but they make an interesting sight because of their proximity and their contrasting backgrounds. NGC 6522 (on the right) is seen against a very dense portion of the Milky Way, whereas NGC 6528 is on the edge of a dark nebula. The clusters are 16 arcminutes apart, and can be seen together in the same field of view through a telescope at moderate magnification.
Image details: 12 images, each 90 seconds at ISO 1600, taken with a Canon 400D camera through a Meade 12” telescope at f/6.8.