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Contains:  M 8, Lagoon nebula, Hourglass nebula, NGC 6523, NGC 6526, Trifid nebula, M 20, NGC 6514, M 7, NGC 6475, NGC 6383, NGC 6357, NGC 6334, NGC 6281, IC 4605, rho Oph nebula, IC 4604, M 4, NGC 6121, The star θOph, The star ηSgr, The star μ1Sco, The star Alnasl (γ2Sgr), The star τSco, The star Al Niyat (σSco), The star Lesath (υSco), The star εSco, The star Shaula (λSco), The star Antares (αSco), Part of the constellation Scorpius (Sco), Part of the constellation Sagittarius (Sgr)
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Milky Way Center from La Palma, 


            Vincent Savioz
Milky Way Center from La Palma

Milky Way Center from La Palma

Technical card

Resolution: 5298x3628

Dates:July 12, 2018

Frames: 21x90" ISO4000

Integration: 0.5 hours

Avg. Moon age: 28.80 days

Avg. Moon phase: 0.60%

Temperature: 11.00 job: 2148668

RA center: 258.069 degrees

DEC center: -29.350 degrees

Pixel scale: 19.562 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 357.136 degrees

Field radius: 17.445 degrees

Locations: Roque de Los Muchachos, La Palma, Canaries Island, Spain

Data source: Traveller


This summer, I travelled to La Palma in the Canaries Islands. For five days, the weather was pretty bad due to a dust storm coming from the Sahara desert. Fortunately, the last two days of the trip were crystal clear. We were lucky enough to visit the Gran Telescopio Canarias with its 10.4 meters aperture. It was really impressive.

This image was taken a few kilometers from the GTC and the Magic telescopes, where the sky is dark enough to see the shadow of the Milky Way.


Lens: 70mm @ f/4



Vincent Savioz
License: Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike Creative Commons

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Milky Way Center from La Palma, 


            Vincent Savioz