Astrophotography by Mario Cogo

The Butterfly Cluster - M6 

 

The M6 at the left of the image, is a beautiful open cluster located in the Scorpius constellation. Visually it seems a butterfly with the open wings. The red emission nebula at the center is Sharpless 12 with the small open cluster NGC 6383. 

 

- Date / Location : 23/05/2001 from Roques de los Muchachos "La Palma" (Canary Island - Spain)
- Optics / Lens : Astro-Physics Traveler 105mm f/6 EDFS  with AP Field Flattener - Nikon F3 
- Mount / Guide : Astro-Physics GE-600E GTO autoguided by SBIG ST4
- Exposure / Film : Composite of two 25-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 , no wind

 


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