Location of photoPetrova gora/Croatia/Europe
Date/Time of photoMay 23th, 2009
EquipmentCanon 300D + Canon 70-200mm f/4L @ 135mm f/5.6 18x480sec @ ISO800
Guiding with Maksutov 90/1250 + QHY5 guiding camera (PHD Guiding)
Mount: EQ6 Vis upgraded to EQ6 SynScan
DescriptionThere are several parts of the Milky Way where no dust blocks our view, the Scutum Star Cloud is one of those. E. Barnard called this region the "Gem of the Milky Way". The large galactic star cluster at the center of the image is M11, the Wild Duck Cluster. It is situated at the northern edge of the star cloud. In the center of the iamge is M11.
Larger version here, http://www.hrastro.com/ScutumStarCloudM11/