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The Milky Way

Rich Milky Way starfields in the region of Scorpius. I estimate there are over 20,000 stars visible in this image. The bright (slightly yellowish) star (lower centre) is the red super-giant star, Antares, the sixteenth brightest star in the sky, 550 light years away. Note the bright nebulosity in that region; and also the dark nebulosity streamers. Visible upper left are the open star clusters NGC 6231 and Tr24; and the emission nebula IC4628.
50mm 90sec f/2 ISO4000 with Canon 60D camera mounted on tripod with Polarie sidereal tracker.

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  • Uploaded on September 7, 2013
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    by Roger Powell