M22 Region

Rich Milky Way Field

Uploaded 9/24/04

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 The M22 region is in a dense star rich field, filled with two other globulars, dark nebula and hordes of planetary nebula. M22 is the large dense globular just to the left of center. To the lower right we see and orang star 2.8 magnitude Lambda Sagittari, and to its upper left another globular cluster 7th magnitude M28. Barnard 96 is the large dark nebula at the bottom, with streamers of dark clouds over the entire field. As with any schmidt image, the largest are the best to view !

Processing Notes:

Two images were scanned with the Nikon LS2000, and combined by first aligning in Picture Window Pro, then combining with screen in PS. The core detail was maintained by masking out the burned out regions and using a single frame for the center of this object.

Instrument: 8" f/1.5 Celestron Schmidt Camera Platform: Homemade GEM Film: Kodak Supra 400 CCD Autoguider: ST4 Exposure: 2x8mins Filters: NONE Location: Happy Jack, Arizona Elevation: 6800 ft. Sky: Seeing 8/10, Transparency 10/10 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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