Astrophotography by Mario Cogo

NGC 6520 - Barnard 86

 

Enlarged field of the Great Sagittarius Star Cloud centered on the dark nebula B86 and the pretty small cluster of young blue stars NGC 6520. The impressive number of old and yellowish stars in this region of Milky Way hide completely the dark background sky. 

 

- 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 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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