M24 Star Cloud Milky Way Star field in Scutum

Uploaded 7/23/14

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 Perhaps the richest field of stars to be found anywhere in the sky, M24 is not a true star cluster, but a bright knot in the arms of the Milky Way galaxy. Several dark Bok globules can be see here and a solitary emission / reflection nebulosity complex. This is a four part montage from separate 30 minute sub frame exposures.

A few highlights of this field include:

 Barnard 92 dark nebula  Barnard 93 Bok Globule  CR378 open cluster  CR469 Open cluster  IC1283 nebulosities

Lens: Stellarvue SV80s at f/4.8 Camera: Canon XTi Hutech Modified Mount: Astrophysics 1200 Location: Payson, Arizona Elevation: 5150 ft. Sky: Seeing 6/10, Transparency 8/10 Outside Temperature: 65F Processing Tools: Photoshop CS2, Nebulosity HOME GALAXIES EMISSION NEBS REFLECTION NEBS COMETS GLOBULARS OPEN CLUST PLANETARIES LINKS