Astrophotography by Mario Cogo

Scutum Star Cloud

 

Rich star field centered on the border of Scutum and Aquila constellation also known as the Scutum Star Cloud. M11 the Wild Duck Cluster is just visible near the center. 

 

- Date / Location : 26/05/2001 from Roques de los Muchachos "La Palma" (Canary Island - Spain)
- Optics / Lens : Nikkor 180mm f/2.8 AF-ED working at f/4 - Nikon FM2 
- Mount / Guide : Astro-Physics GE-600E GTO autoguided by SBIG ST4
- Exposure / Film : Single 6-Minute with Diffuser filter on un-hypered Kodak PJ400 Film
- Processing : Film scanned at 2700 dpi with Nikon CoolScan LS30 scanner, enhanced with Photoshop 6.0
- Note : Dry climate, windy

 


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