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Astrophotography Gallery > Star Clusters > Sagittarius Star Cloud (M24)
Date: Saturday, August 10, 2013
Location: Ahwahnee Hills Observatory, California
 
Charles Messier catalogued a very large section of the Sagittarius Star Cloud as M24, which is also catalogued as IC 4715. The total width of the star cloud is approximately 600 light years. Some sources improperly identify M24 as being the Open Cluster NGC6603, which can be seen in the center of this photograph.
 
Mount: Celestron CGEM (Hypertuned)
Camera: Canon 60D (Stock)
Scope/Lens: Orion Astrograph 8" f/3.9 Newtonian
Guide Scope: Orion ST 80mm f/5 Refractor
Guide Camera: Orion Starshoot Autoguider
 
Exposure #1 (RGB):
   28 x 45 Seconds @ ISO 800, f/3.9
   15 Darks, 40 Flats/Dark Flats/Bias

 
Integration: 0 Hours, 21 Minutes, 0 Seconds
 
Processing: BackyardEOS, PHD, DeepSkyStacker, Adobe Photoshop CS6
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