Messier 24 (North Up, East Left)
Messier 24 is star cloud in the constellation of Sagittarius, a detached part of the Milky Way, visible to the naked eye. It lies at a distance of ~10,000 light-years and has a diameter of ~ 6,000 light-years. The first image comprises 9 x Luminance (30 seconds each) and 5 x Red, Green and Blue (30, 33 and 25 seconds each), 0.5m f/2.9 ASA Astrograph with FLI ML3200 camera at an altitude of 40 degrees on 3 September 2018. The ield of view is 34’ x 23’. The second image comprises 6 x Luminance (300 seconds each), 0.101m f/5.4 Tele Vue refractor with FLI ML16200 camera at an altitude of 40 degrees on 18 September 2017. The fields of view of the images are 132’ x 132’ (2.2 degrees square) and 42' x 42', respectively.
Hills Observatory: 1 January 2013 to 26 May 2020