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Milky Way and Sagittarius
Ernie Mastroianni

Milky Way and Sagittarius

This 90-minute exposure shows the dense glow of the Milky Way as seen from the New Mexico Skies guest observatory in May of 2003. It was taken with a Hasselblad 500 C/M and an 80mm lens set at f/2.8. It is centered on the constellation Sagittarius. A close look will reveal several Messier objects. From top, are M-16, M-17, M-18, M-24, M-25, M-23, M-21, M-20, M-8, M-22, M-6, and M-7. Also visible at lower right is the Cat's Paw Nebula.

Hasselblad 500 C/M,80mm f/2.8

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Ernie Mastroianni12-Jul-2010 12:49
Hello guest, thanks very much.
I used Ektachrome 200 film for the photo, unpushed, and mounted the camera piggyback on a Nikon 800mm lens, which in turn, was mounted on a Losmandy G-11 mount. I used a Meade ETX 90 guidescope and a SBIG ST-4 for autoguiding.
Guest 12-Jul-2010 05:15
Amazing shot :). Could you tell me more details about the setup used to take the picture? What kind of motor drive was used?
Patricia Cannaerts04-Sep-2008 00:18
Beatifull shot from the region in Sagittarius!
Greetings from Belgium
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