Astrophotography by Mario Cogo

M16 - M17 - M18 - M24 - M25


Medium field center on the border of Sagittarius, Serpens and Scutum constellation. This rich part of the Milky Way include a variety of emission nebulae, dark nebulae, star clusters and star forming regions.    In order from the top the cluster with nebulosity NGC6604,  the Eagle Nebula M16,  the Omega Nebula M17,  the Open Cluster M18 (just visible),  the Little Star Cloud M24 and at the bottom left of image the Open Cluster M25.


- Date / Location : 28/05/2001 from Roques de los Muchachos "La Palma" (Canary Island - Spain)
- Optics / Lens : AF Nikkor IF-ED 180mm f/2.8  - F/stop 4 - Nikon FM2 
- Mount / Guide : Astro-Physics GE-600E GTO autoguided by SBIG ST4
- Exposure / Film : Composite of two 20-minute on un-hypered Kodak PJ400 Film
- Processing : Film scanned at 2700 dpi with Nikon CoolScan LS30 scanner, enhanced with Adobe Photoshop 6.0
- Note : Dry climate , scandalous windy


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