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Between the Scorpion and the Teapot


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This image shows the heart of our Milky Way Galaxy in the area between Scorpius and Sagittarius.  The two bright stars at the bottom right edge are the "stinger" of the scorpion.  To the left of that is the west half of the "teapot".  There are eleven Messier objects in this image including M7, M6, M28, M8, M20, M21, M24, M23, M18, M17and M16.


Date:  6/24/2006

Location:  Cheddar Ranch Observatory

Telescope:  Canon 18-55mm Lens

Camera:  Canon 20D

Mount:  Meade LXD55

Exposure Count:  30 x 3 minute, total exposure, 90 minutes

Guiding:  None

Post Processing:

ImagesPlus - Calibration, align, combine, digital development

Photoshop CS2 - Color balance, curves

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