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this is an area I always wanted to image but never had the chance till now.  A wide field image centered on M24 the Small Sagittarius star cloud which is a region of our spiral arm with devoid of dust or gas alowing us a viewport to the next arm in our galaxy.

Messiers in the image are:

M24 - Small Sagittarius Star Cloud
M20 - Lagoon Nebula
M8  - Triffid Nebula
M21 - Open Cluster
M18 - Omega Nebula
M17 - Swan Nebula
M23 - Open Cluster
M22 - Globular Cluster
M28 - Globular Cluster
M25 - Open Cluster
M16 - Eagle Nebula

I also managed to spot Pluto at Mag 13.9 covering about 2-3 pixels.

There is an interesting Dark Nebula top left that looks like a spider with four front legs and two eyes surveying the scene.

Imaging: 20 x 300s subframes for a total of 100 mins unfiltered.

Link-words: Star Nebula Galaxy

this is an area I always wanted to image but never had the chance till now. A wide field image centered on M24 the Small Sagittarius star cloud which is a region of our spiral arm with devoid of dust or gas alowing us a viewport to the next arm in our galaxy.

Messiers in the image are:

M24 - Small Sagittarius Star Cloud
M20 - Lagoon Nebula
M8 - Triffid Nebula
M21 - Open Cluster
M18 - Omega Nebula
M17 - Swan Nebula
M23 - Open Cluster
M22 - Globular Cluster
M28 - Globular Cluster
M25 - Open Cluster
M16 - Eagle Nebula

I also managed to spot Pluto at Mag 13.9 covering about 2-3 pixels.

There is an interesting Dark Nebula top left that looks like a spider with four front legs and two eyes surveying the scene.

Imaging: 20 x 300s subframes for a total of 100 mins unfiltered.

Rate this file (Current rating : 2.3 / 5 with 6 votes)
File information
Filename:processed_darksubtracted_p3.jpg
Album name:RobertM / Constellations and Star Fields
Rating (6 votes):22222
Link-words:Star / Nebula / Galaxy
Image date, time and location:June 25th 2008 at Psilli Amos, Samos, Greece
Telescope aperture and focal ratio:Canon EF55-200mm f/4.5-5.6 II USM lens set to 55mm@f/4.5
Camera and filters used:Canon EOS 450D ISO 800 RAW unfiltered
Processing applied:Stacked and calibrated in DSS and levels and curves in PS
Filesize:351 KiB
Date added:Jun 28, 2008
Dimensions:2145 x 1428 pixels
Displayed:550 times
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