Milky Way Mosaic
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Object Info
Object Name The Milky Way Galaxy
Type Spiral Galaxy
Centered at RA: 17h 49m 27s Dec: -2855'49"
Constellations From Norma (South/Left) to Scutum (North/Right)
Distance Approximately 26,000 light years from the galactic center
Image Field Approx 75.5 x 18 degrees
Image scale 28 arcsecond per pixel
Notes A 28-tile mosaic taken over six nights.
Taken from: 2004 Queensland Astrofest. Camp Duckadang.
153:23.54E 25:56.8S
On: 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, 13th and 14th-08-2004.


Image Info
Lens 50mm Asahi Super-Takumar down three stops.
Focal Length 50mm
Mounting Losmandy G11
Computer control Astrometric Instruments Skywalker II
CCD camera SBIG ST10xe
Camera cooling Regulated Thermoelectric with dry 2nd-stage.
Camera pixels 2184 x 1472 x 6.8um
Processed with: Mira Ap 6, Maxim DL, Photoshop
Mosaic component exposures 28 tiles @ 30 minutes each
Number of images per mosaic tile 6 x 5 minute sub-exposures
Total Exposure Time 14 hours
Image Calibrations Dark Subtracted, Flat Fielded.
Processing Rotational tile alignment with Photoshop