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Sagittarius Center: It is a stunning view into the center of the constellation of Sagittarius or the Archer. Many well known Messiers objects can be detected in this wide-angle view, among them the bright emission nebulae M8(Lagoon Nebula) and M20(Trifid Nebula) in the center. At the right hand side M17(Swan Nebula) and M16(Eagle Nebula) are also clearly visible.

Object Sagittarius Center
Category Constellations
Designation Sagittarius Center
Constellation Sagittarius
Optics Sigma Zoom Lens 18-125 @ 51mm f/5.6
Mount Piggyback on LX 200 8 inch in ALT/AZ orientation
Camera Hutech modified Canon 30D
Exposure 11x ISO 1600-1min, IDAS LPS filter
Calibration Dark Frame
Guiding No
Processing ImagesPlus, Photoshop
Location-Date Mount Ceder, South Africa - 15 Oct 2007
Remark Thanks to Horst Schuster for providing his LX 200
 
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