Astrophotography by Mario Cogo



Sometimes called "the teapot" the constellation of Sagittarius lies in the beauitful star clouds close to the center of Milky Way. The dark region near the center  is the Pipe Nebula, with a few of imagination it seems an "Dark Horse".


Date / Location : 02/06/2000 from Roques de los Muchachos "La Palma" (Canary Island - Spain)
Optics / Lens : AF Nikkor 50mm f/1.4 D - F/stop 4 - Nikon FM2 
Mount / Guide : Losmandy GM8 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, windy.


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