M20 - M24 Region

Rich Milky Way Region

Uploaded 9/1/04

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 This amazing region of sky begins at the bottom right of the image with the Trifid nebula in Sagittarius followed by the open c luster M21 to its upper left. IC1283 is the round red cloud of hydrogen in the upper left corner, attended by NGC6589-90. The large chevron shaped dark nebula juts into the Milky Way like a sword, with glowing hydrogen around its periphery. Several loose disconnected reddish clouds of hydrogen float in this field.


Instrument: 8" f/1.5 Celestron Schmidt Camera Platform: Homemade GEM Film: Kodak Supra 400 CCD Autoguider: ST4 Exposure: 8mins Filters: NONE Location: Happy Jack, Arizona Elevation: 6800 ft. Sky: Seeing 8/10, Transparency 8/10 Outside Temperature: 15 C Processing: Photoshop, PW Pro. HOME SCHMIDT GALAXIES EMISSION NEBS REFLECTION NEBS COMETS GLOBULARS OPEN CLUST PLANETARIES LINKS 


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