Orwell Astronomical Society (Ipswich)
Southern Star Fields From La Palma, 16 May 2018
Images of southern star fields in the region of Sagittarius, captured from La Palma during a trip there in May 2018. All taken with a 100 mm lens at F2.8, ISO 800.
- M8 (the Lagoon Nebula), M20 (the Trifid Nebula), M22, Saturn and asteroid (9) Metis. 24 minute exposure.
- M16, M17 and asteroid (4) Vesta, hiding in M24. 16 minute exposure.
- The head of Scorpius and the striking dust lanes of Ophiuchus. M4, Antares and ρ Oph are visible. 16 minute exposure.
- Ω Centauri, one of the largest globular clusters in orbit around the Milky Way, and Centaurus A, one of the closest active galaxies to Earth. 27 minute exposure.