Table of Scorpius Region
Milky Way Region
Instrument: 8" f/1.5 Celestron Schmidt Camera
Platform: Homemade GEM
Film: Kodak Supra 400
CCD Autoguider: ST4
Location: Happy Jack, Arizona
Elevation: 6800 ft.
Sky: Seeing 8/10, Transparency 8/10
Outside Temperature: 45 F
Processing: Photoshop, PixInsight Pro.
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of this field is dominated by four overlapping open clusters,
the center third of the frame belonging to the loose cluster
CR316 a 3.4 magnitude degree and a half diameter object consisting
of scores of blue and yellow stars. The centerpiece of this field
is the brilliant open cluster NGC6231, a blazing 2.6th magnitude
is one of the most brilliant in the entire sky. The large red
nebulosity above is IC4628, part of a very scattered group of
nebulosity known as Gum 56 encompassing the entire field of view
here with looping wreaths of nebulosity.
Several dark nebula
are noted, just to the very left of IC4628 is SL 20, and on the
left edge is SL23. If you can, try to view the larger images,
the wealth of details here is amazing.