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Observatory Parameters
Feb 23
Lat. 39.0, Lon. -77.5
Clouds: Seeing:
First Quarter
11:33 01:00
M24 (cropped) Best viewed without enlarging too much. Frames: 52x90" ISO1000 Location: Eldorado (6767' elev), @ Santa Fe, New Mexico, United States
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Sagittarius Star Cloud, Astrophotography by Northern Nights


  • Imaging telescope / lens: Nikon NIKKOR 180 F2,8 AIS ED
  • Imaging camera: Nikon D7000 Nikkon 180mm f/2.8
  • Mount: Astrotrac 320X-AG
  • Processed with: Photoshop CS 6 Adobe
    PIXINSIGHT PixInsinght 1.8 RC7

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Spatial Info

  • Image Size: 2,346 x 1,660 pixels
  • Image Scale: 5.465 arcsec / pixel
  • Visual Field: 3º 33' 29''
  • RA Center: 18h 15m 42s
  • DEC Center: -18º 48' 10''
  • Orientation: 155.560 degrees E of N

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