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The Great Star Cloud in Scutum | by Noctcaelador
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The Great Star Cloud in Scutum

The Great Scutum Star Cloud looms high in the southern sky on mid-summer evenings and is highly visible even in somewhat light polluted skies.

 

The area is littered with stellar prominences, a patchwork of dark nebulae, with the areas north of Messier 11 being among the finest north of Ophiuchus.

 

This image done in my usual way by single long analog exposure was quite easily recorded on the negative due to its high surface brightness.

 

Pentax 67 AND 400mm SMC Takumar, 45 Minute Exposure @ f/5.6 on Fuji Neopan Acros

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Taken on July 22, 2014