Tail of Scorpius Region

Rich Milkyway field

Uploaded 7/17/05

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 During a recent Schmidt camera montage project, this image was taken piggyback on the instrument, thus doubling up on the imaging data for the evening. Although the camera has not been modified for extended red response, the shot does indeed record numerous emission nebulosities at the top of the frame. This image shows the stinger of the scorpion as the two bright stars to the right of center, with the rest of the tail below. M6 is at the top of the frame, and M7 upper left. Note the orange star with the white companion to the left of the stinger, that's G Scorpii and the globular cluster NGC6441, a very spectacular pairing begging to be shot with a longer Fl.

Processing notes:

Removed the omnipresent yellow hue produced by Canon cameras in long exposures, and corrected the color of the HII regions to red rather than magenta that was recorded.

Instrument: Canon 100 - 400L @ 100mm f/5.6 Platform: Homemade GEM Camera: Canon 10D @ ISO800 Exposure: 2 x 8m Filters: None Location: Happy Jack, Arizona Elevation: 6800 ft. Sky: Seeing 10/10, Transparency 8/10 Outside Temperature: 50F Processing Tools: Photoshop CS, PixInsight, Canon Raw HOME GALAXIES EMISSION NEBS REFLECTION NEBS COMETS GLOBULARS OPEN CLUST PLANETARIES LINKS FastCounter by bCentral