The Sagittarius Star Cloud

Sagittarius Star Cloud

Sagittarius Star Cloud

The Sagittarius Star Cloud is a bright region of the summer Milky Way just above the spout of the teapot asterism in Sagittarius. The dark region in the upper left center of the photograph is dark nebula B86 and the star cluster to the immediate right of B86 is NGC 6520. In this area of the sky we are looking toward the center of our Milky Way galaxy.

This photograph was taken at prime focus with a Takahashi FS-128 refractor with a reducer at f5.9 using an Olympus OM-1 camera. Kodak Royal Gold 1000 film was used.

Constellation: Sagittarius
July 8, 1997
Photo by Sid Leach
Iola, Texas

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