The Milky Way

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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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Comments (114)

Lloret on May 10, 2014

Amazing nightsky, wonderful shot, LIKE

Roger Powell on May 11, 2014

Thank you very much for your visit....
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Naduuulya on November 29

Голова идёт кругом!

Roger Powell on November 29

Mine too, Naduuulya

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Aqua2010 NO VIEWS on January 11

Many thanks for visiting my gallery
Greetings from Barcelona, Enrica

Roger Powell on January 12

Thanks, Enrica
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Lakshmi7 on January 16

Amazing photo, like!

Roger Powell on January 17

Thank you, Lakshmi
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Vittorio Zanoni on January 26

Spectacular astrophoto, like Ciao, Vittorio

Roger Powell on January 26

Thank you very much, Vittorio!
Best wishes.
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C.gpeña ☂NO VIEWS☂ on February 23

PANORAMIO FOREVER!!! Like + Favorite.

Saludos, Carmeta.

Roger Powell on February 23

Thanks, Carmeta
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Horst Reisinger on February 27

Fantastic milky way and photo!


Greetings, Horst

Roger Powell on February 27

Thank you, Horst.
Regards from Australia.
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    by Roger Powell