Astrophotography by Mario Cogo

The Heart of Milky Way


Large field of the core of Mliky Way centered between the constellation of Scorpius, Sagittarius and Scutum. This is  the richest region of nebulae, star cluster, dust and gas of our galaxy. 


- Date / Location : 28/05/2000 from Roques de los Muchachos "La Palma" (Canary Island - Spain)
- Optics / Lens : Nikkor 24mm f/2 AI - F/stop 4 - Nikon FM2 (enlarged frame)
- Mount / Guide : Losmandy GM8 autoguided by SBIG ST4
- Exposure / Film : Composite of three 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 , windy


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