Milky Way Field
Instrument: 8" f/1.5 Celestron Schmidt Camera
Platform: Homemade GEM
Film: Kodak Supra 400
CCD Autoguider: ST4
Location: Happy Jack, Arizona
Elevation: 6800 ft.
Sky: Seeing 8/10, Transparency 10/10
Outside Temperature: 15 C
Processing: Photoshop, PW Pro.
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The M22 region is
in a dense star rich field, filled with two other globulars,
dark nebula and hordes of planetary nebula. M22 is the large
dense globular just to the left of center. To the lower right
we see and orang star 2.8 magnitude Lambda Sagittari, and to
its upper left another globular cluster 7th magnitude M28. Barnard
96 is the large dark nebula at the bottom, with streamers of
dark clouds over the entire field. As with any schmidt image,
the largest are the best to view !
Two images were scanned
with the Nikon LS2000, and combined by first aligning in Picture
Window Pro, then combining with screen in PS. The core detail
was maintained by masking out the burned out regions and using
a single frame for the center of this object.