The Table of Scorpius Region

Rich Milky Way Region

Uploaded 6/18/05

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 The center 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.

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: 45 F Processing: Photoshop, PixInsight Pro. HOME SCHMIDT GALAXIES EMISSION NEBS REFLECTION NEBS COMETS GLOBULARS OPEN CLUST PLANETARIES LINKS 


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