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Hemisphere:  Southern  ·  Contains:  IC 4628, M 7, NGC 6188, NGC 6475, Part of the constellation Scorpius (Sco), Ptolemy's Cluster, Rim Nebula, Sargas (θSco), The star Girtab, The star Lesath (υSco), The star Shaula (λSco), The star αAra, The star εSco, The star ηSco, The star ι1Sco, The star κSco, The star μ1Sco, The star μ2Sco
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Scorpio's tail at 85mm fullframe, 


Scorpio's tail at 85mm fullframe
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Scorpio's tail at 85mm fullframe

Technical card

Imaging telescopes or lenses: Tamron SP 85mm f/1.8

Imaging cameras: Canon Eos6da

Software: Photoshop  ·  Pleiades Astrophoto, S.L. Pix Insight

Dates:Aug. 19, 2017

Frames: 66x120"

Integration: 2.2 hours

Avg. Moon age: 27.03 days

Avg. Moon phase: 6.91%

Basic astrometry details job: 3746897

RA center: 17h 14' 41"

DEC center: -39° 49' 30"

Pixel scale: 23.624 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 79.849 degrees

Field radius: 14.456 degrees

Resolution: 3664x2447

Locations: Hakos Guest Farm, 100km past Windhoek, Namibia

Data source: Traveller


from my home's terrace here in Austria I can just spot Shaula and Lesath, the stars at the sting of Scorpio. But to take a deeper shot one has to travel south. From the several projects in the vicinity I choose this rather widefield first. The area is so rich in objects: 4 bright emission nebulae (Hummer, Catpaw, Prawn and Firebird), countless open star clusters, dark nebulae - and of course the dense clouds of Milkyway stars. One of my favorites!

Eos6da at Iso800 with Tamron 85mm f/1.8 at f/2.8 66x2min subframes
Mount was an iO3200 I lent extra for this trip, because mine did not work properly and still doesnt.



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    Scorpio's tail at 85mm fullframe, 


    Scorpio's tail at 85mm fullframe, 




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Scorpio's tail at 85mm fullframe,