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Milky Way Widefield - The Norma Star Cloud

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#1 2020BC

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Posted 08 June 2008 - 07:55 AM

I've always wanted to see what that bright patch of Milky Way between Scorpius and Alpha Centauri contains, so here it is...

This pic takes in 25 degrees of sky. Alpha Centauri (the very bright white star) is at the very edge at the right of the picture.

The Norma star cloud is in the centre and Scorpio is out of shot to the left of frame.

North is up.

Subject: Milky Way - Norma Star Cloud
Lens: Canon 50mm EF II f1.8 @f6.3
Camera: Canon 350D unmod
Mount: Meade LXD-75 autoguided

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#2 2020BC

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Posted 08 June 2008 - 08:19 AM

A closer look. Fullsize pic is here.

#3 jonathan89

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Posted 08 June 2008 - 10:38 AM

WOW ! nice. for some reason , since I ordered my canon 50mm F 1.8 lens , I've been seeing pictures taken with it everywhere! and I like what I see! it should arrive in 2-3 days :D

very nice picture!

#4 Keith g

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Posted 09 June 2008 - 01:51 PM

It a bit like the scutum star clous the other side of the milkyway, so many stars there

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#5 hewholooks

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Posted 09 June 2008 - 01:54 PM

Keith is right - very much like Scutum with its star clouds and lack of emission nebulae.

Nice image.






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