The Central Milky Way (Sagittarius)

This is a most beautiful region of the sky. We are looking toward the center of our galaxy, the Milky Way. There are numerous nebulae and star clusters in this direction.

The dark shadow near the lower left edge of the image is the top of a tree.

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Date: July 29, 2003
Exposure: 30 + 30 minutes
50 mm lens @ f/4 piggybacked on LX200
Guiding: SBIG STV
Camera: Olympus OM-1
Film: Kodak Supra 400 (non-starburst)
Scanned: Hewlett Packard S20
Processing: Images combined using RegiStar, adjusted curves and levels in Adobe Photoshop 6, noise reduction with SGBNR
Ambient conditions: 59 F, 79% R.H.

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