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Image of the day 08/08/2015

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    Wide field view on Sagittarius with M20, M8, M16, M17 and M24, 





    
        

            Christian van den...

    Wide field view on Sagittarius with M20, M8, M16, M17 and M24

    Technical card

    Imaging telescope or lens:Nikkor 80-200mm f/2.8

    Imaging camera:Nikon D5100

    Mount:Fornax 51

    Guiding camera:Lacerta MGEN

    Software:Pixinsight 1.8

    Accessory:Orion Mini 50mm Guidescope

    Resolution: 4928x3264

    Frames: 37x600"

    Integration: 6.2 hours

    Astrometry.net job: 715539

    Locations: Kiripotib, Dordabis, Namibia

    Description

    This part of the milky way contains a 'hole', granting us a look through the Sagittarius-Carina spiral arm to the Norma arm, which is 6000 light year farther away. You can see it in this picture in the middle where there appears to be a 'star cloud', known as the Sagittarius Star Cloud, or M24. It's not a real star cluster, but merely stars that lie in the line of sight within the 'tunnel' towards the center of our Milky Way

    Nikon D5100 with the Nikkor 80-200mm F2.8 used at 80mm F4.
    35x5min. ISO 800 + 20x10min ISO 400

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    Christian van den...
    License: Attribution-NonCommercial Creative Commons
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    Wide field view on Sagittarius with M20, M8, M16, M17 and M24, 





    
        

            Christian van den...