The Details
Object
The Sagittarius Gas Cloud
Optics
Takahashi FCT-76 at f/4.5
Platform
Astro-Physics 1200 GTO
Camera
SBIG ST-10XME
Filters
Custom Scientific 3nm Hydrogen-Alpha
Date
25 July 2005
Location
Mount Wilson Observatory - Mount Wilson, CA
Exposure
Ha 9 x 1200 sec 1x1 bin
Software
Maxim DL/CCD, Registar, CCDSharp, Photoshop CS
Orientation
Field of View: 02°28’ x 01°39’ centered on RA 18h05m19.7s
DEC -23 °57’57” (2000.0). North angle 17.08 °; east 90° CCW from north
Notes
Looking in the direction of the Milky Way's center, vast numbers of stars as well as immense clouds of obscuring dust and hydrogen gas create a paradise for astro-imagers. The above image contains a great number of cataloged objects; too many to describe in this limited space. Click on this Sagittarius Gas Cloud Map link to see the catalog designations of these deep sky objects.

 

 

 

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