Sagittarius Star Cloud

Sagittarius Star Cloud

This is a wide-angle shot, at 140mm effective focal length, of the Sagittarius Star Cloud.
The SSC is a rich area of the Milky Way Galaxy, since as you look towards Sagittarius, you are looking towards the centre of our Galaxy.
The image is a single 200 second exposure at ASA 800 at f2.8 and has be lightly processed is Paint Shop Pro X3 to bring out the dusty detail.
The camera was mounted on an AstroTrak T2230X driven camera mount.
The image is (c) Robert Williams