Galactic Center region in the Milky Way
Taken with a SBIG STL CCD camera and a 28mm lens on a Takahashi NJP mount with LRVB and Halpha filters.
L=12x5min R=12x5min V=12x5min B=12x5min. Ha = 12x10min
This picture shows the brightest part of the Milky Way in the galactic center region. The view covers several constellations like Scorpius
Sagittarius, Ophiucus....for example. This part of the Milky Way is extremely rich in bright and dark nebulae and star clusters. Many of them
are already visible on this image despite the small focal length of the lens used. The colorful region at the bottom of the image is the rich
region of Antares and Rho Ophiucus stars. The very bright point nearby is not a star but planet Jupiter that happened to be there when this image
was taken. The trifid, Lagoon, cat paw nebulae are among the red HII emission nebulae visible on the picture as well as the dark pipe nebula.