Scorpius and Sagittarius:A wide field image of the constellations of Scorpius and Sagittarius near New Moon and at a very dark site. This view into the center of our galaxy shows the high density of stars, but also very impressively the dark nebulae structures of the central dust band of Milky Way.

Object Scorpius and Sagittarius
Category Constellations
Designation Scorpius-Sagittarius
Constellation Scorpius-Sagittarius
Optics Sigma Zoom Lens @ f/5 18 mm
Mount Tripod
Camera Canon EOS 20D
Exposure 11 x ISO 3200-30sec
Processing ImagesPlus, Neat Image, Photoshop
Location-Date Mount Ceder, South Africa - 16 April 2007
Remark Near New Moon, excellent transparency. The bright spot is Jupiter
 
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