Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Messier 22 Region

What's old is new again. This shot from 2007 was a brief exposure which capitalizes on star colors.

Located near the top of the Teapot in Sagittarius, Messier 22 is a huge globular that is big enough to be prominent in wide-field images, suspended near the rich edge of Sagittarius Milky Way. Compare its size to the tiny M-28 to the lower right of the frame. Messier 22 is plainly visible to the unaided eye, even when low on the horizon on a clear dark night.

Pentax Spotmatic II & 300mm SMC Takumar 15 minutes @ f/4 Kodak ED200