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The Sagittarius Teapot & Spoon

The Constellation of Sagittarius, The Teapot & Spoon near the Galactic Center of our Milky Way Galaxy…also visible above the Teapot is M22, M25, M8, M20, & M7 on the Right edge. i kept the exposure short, so I wouldn’t blur the house too much while tracking.  The Teapot Pattern is to the right of the Beach House, and the Spoon is Above the House.

The dotted line at the bottom is an aircraft flying over the ocean.
Captured above the beach house on Cape Cod, MA.
Canon 6D DSLR, 50mm lens, ISO3200, 60 second exposure, Star Adventurer tracking mount, with wedge.

Best Regards,
John Chumack

Fantastic objects in The Milky Way

The Milky Way from Scutum to Serpens to Sagittarius…Deep Sky Objects Galore!!!
The Milky Way in Sagittarius, near our Galactic Center one of the richest areas of the sky loaded with deep sky objects…Many Messier & NGC catalog objects are visible here…
Emission Nebulae, Globular Star Clusters, Open Star Clusters, Star Clouds, & Dark Nebulae abound, simply put a “Fantastic” place to explore with a telescope or Binoculars!! Every Summer it is easily visible, and for us 40 degree + latitude Observers it is really low in the south …find a dark location away from city lights with a low Southern Horizon & look when there is no moon present in the sky! I posted them a little higher res than normal so you can zoom in a little, Enjoy!

The Sagittarius Region near Galactic Center on 06-29-2014 at Dexter, Iowa.
M24 The Sagittarius Star Cloud,
M8 The Lagoon Nebula,
M16 The Eagle Nebula,
M17 The Omega/Swan Nebula,
M18 Open Cluster,
M20 The Trifid Nebula,
M21 Open Cluster,
M25 Open Cluster,
M23 Open Cluster,
M22 Globular Star Cluster,
M26 Open Cluster,
and dozens of Barnard’s Dark Nebulae.
Canon 40D DSLR & 50mm Lens, F4, ISO 1600,
A single 4 minute exposure

Best Regards,
John Chumack

Catching Pluto with a Spoon!!!!

The Sagittarius Spoon with Dwarf Planet Pluto (14.1 Mag) crossing the star fields of Sagittarius.

The arrow points to the location of Pluto at the time of this photo.

Most astronomers are familiar with the Great Tea Pot of Sagittarius, just above the Teapot’s Handle is the Sagittarius Spoon or Ladel!

Also in the FOV are some very familiar deep sky objects, like….

Globular Clusters M22, M28, NGC-6717,

Open Star Clusters M25, M18

Emission Nebulae M17 The Swan or Omega Nebula

& M16 The Eagle Nebula

M24 The Sagittarius Star Cloud, also awesome in binoculars!!

Modified Canon 40D DSLR & 50mm lens @F5.6, ISO 1600

for a Single 4 minute exposure

while tracking on a CG-4 Mount.
Dark frame applied via DSS.
I Captured this image at my Friends Farm in Dexter, Iowa on June 29, 2014 around 3:50am

Note: NASA’s New Horizons Spacecraft is now less than a year

from Pluto, this time next year we all should be seeing our

very first close-up views of the Dwarf Planet Pluto!!

Best Regards,
John Chumack