Hemisphere:  Southern  ·  Constellation: Sagittarius (Sgr)  ·  Contains:  IC 4715  ·  M 24  ·  NGC 6603  ·  Small Sgr Star Cloud
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M24: A Window on the Stars of the Sagittarius Spiral Arm, 



    
        

            Tyler Millhouse
M24: A Window on the Stars of the Sagittarius Spiral Arm
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M24: A Window on the Stars of the Sagittarius Spiral Arm

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            Tyler Millhouse
M24: A Window on the Stars of the Sagittarius Spiral Arm
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M24: A Window on the Stars of the Sagittarius Spiral Arm

Equipment

Imaging Telescopes Or Lenses
Astro-Tech AT60ED
Imaging Cameras
SBIG STF-8300C
Mounts
Sky-Watcher EQ6-R Pro
Filters
Astrononomik L-3
Accessories
Astro-Tech AT60FF
Guiding Telescopes Or Lenses
ZWO 30mm Mini Guider Scope
Guiding Cameras
QHYCCD QHY5L-II M

Acquisition details

Dates:
July 16, 2021
Frames:
30×360(3h)
Integration:
3h
Avg. Moon age:
6.40 days
Avg. Moon phase:
39.64%

Basic astrometry details

Astrometry.net job: 4776135

RA center: 18h16m21s.6

DEC center: -18°3527

Pixel scale: 3.013 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 90.432 degrees

Field radius: 1.744 degrees

Resolution: 2518x3322

File size: 5.1 MB

Data source: Backyard

Description

My first shot with my new AT60ED + dedicated field flattener. Spacing was off by just over 1mm since several of my spacers were tied up in another setup. The low resolution view seems to have a  lot of compression artifacts--I suggest zooming in!  Taken just south of Santa Fe, NM under Bortle 4 - 5 skies.

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M24: A Window on the Stars of the Sagittarius Spiral Arm, 



    
        

            Tyler Millhouse