Hemisphere:  Southern  ·  Constellation: Ophiuchus (Oph)  ·  Contains:  Hourglass nebula  ·  Lagoon nebula  ·  M 20  ·  M 23  ·  M 7  ·  M 8  ·  NGC 6357  ·  NGC 6383  ·  NGC 6416  ·  NGC 6475  ·  NGC 6494  ·  NGC 6514  ·  NGC 6523  ·  NGC 6526  ·  Part of the constellation Ophiuchus (Oph)  ·  The star 3Sgr  ·  The star 44Oph  ·  The star 45Oph  ·  The star 4Sgr  ·  The star 51Oph  ·  The star 58Oph  ·  The star Sabik (ηOph)  ·  The star θOph  ·  The star ξOph  ·  The star ξSer  ·  Trifid nebula
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The great galactic Kiwi, 



    
        

            Rick Stevenson
The great galactic Kiwi
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The great galactic Kiwi

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The great galactic Kiwi, 



    
        

            Rick Stevenson
The great galactic Kiwi
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The great galactic Kiwi

Equipment

Imaging Telescopes Or Lenses
Zeiss Makro-Planar 100mm f/2
Imaging Cameras
Nikon D800E
Mounts
Sky-Watcher Star Adventurer
Software
PixInsight 1.8

Acquisition details

Frames:
45x120" (1h 30')
Integration:
1h 30'

Basic astrometry details

Astrometry.net job: 2198847

RA center: 17h33m51s.1

DEC center: -24°2927

Pixel scale: 10.287 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 259.683 degrees

Field radius: 12.672 degrees

Resolution: 7378x4924

Data source: Traveller

Description

A wide field in the centre of the Milky Way. The Pipe nebula at centre forms the beak of the Kiwi. Lagoon nebula and M20 at top centre and many other familiar DSOs in the field.

Captured at the Queensland Astrofest (Australia.)

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The great galactic Kiwi, 



    
        

            Rick Stevenson