Baade’s Window

Baade's Window

Baade’s Window, single 8 minute exposure at ISO 800, Canon 20Da DSLR camera mounted on a Televue-76 APO telescope with a 0.8x focal reducer/field flattener

Just above the spout of the ‘Teapot’ of Sagittarius is a bright cloud of stars well known to stargazers, Baade’s Window. This area is of particular interest to astronomers as well. The area is relatively free of dust clouds and provides an almost unobstructed view into the vast star clouds at the center of our Milky Way galaxy.

Visible in this photo are NGC6522, NGC6528, B289, and B298.

Canon 20Da DSLR camera mounted on a Televue-76 APO telescope with a 0.8x focal reducer/field flattener. Single 8 minute exposure at ISO 800. Taken at Casitas de Gila, outside of Silver City, New Mexico.

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