Chuck Vaughn's image of starcloud M24. In this gorgeous b/w photograph, the whole star cloud M24 is very well visible. The relatively bright open cluster NGC 6603, within the brightest part of M24, can be easily identified, as can the two conspicuous dark nebulae, Barnard 92 (the left, comet-shaped one) and Barnard 93. The less conspicuous open cluster Collinder 469 can be easily identified just at the lower-right edge of B92, and below B93, another less conspicuous open cluster, Markarian 38 or Buir 5, can be glimpsed within the borders of M24. The bright nebula below M24 is an emission nebula, IC 1283-1284, with two adjacent, small reflection nebulae, NGC 6589 and NGC 6590 to the lower right; these are associated with the barely visible open cluster NGC 6595.
There's also a BIG hi-res version (466k JPEG) of this image !
Russ Dickman has obtained this fine photograph of star cloud M24. It was taken with a Zeiss 500mm f/8 telephoto lens, and is a composite of 2 60-minute exposures, exposed on unhypered PPF 120 film, on September 9, 1999. To the upper left, the Omega Nebula, M17 and (below this) open cluster M18 are visible. The brightest cluster within the star cloud, NGC 6603, is well visible in the eastern (left) part of the starcloud. Dark nebulae B92 and B93, in the northern (upper) portion of the star cloud, are evident. The reddish emission nebula IC 1283/4, and adjacent to it, blueish reflection nebulae NGC 6589/90 and little conspicuous open cluster NGC 6595 are included at the bottom. The clusters Collinder 469 and Markarian 38 (Buir 5), mentioned above, can also be identified without difficulty.
This great image of M24 was obtained by George Greaney. It shows the whole field of the Sagittarius Star Cloud M24, including the nebulae B92/93, IC 1283/84 and NGC 6589/90, as well as clusters NGC 6603, NGC 6595, Cr 469 and Buir 5 (Mrk 38).
This image is a digital composite of three 50-minute exposures on hypered 120 format Fuji SHG 400 film. Each 6X7 negative was scanned at 2000 dpi using a Polaroid Sprintscan 45. The resulting digital files were merged in Picture Window 2.0, the composite image was further enhanced in Adobe Photoshop 5.0.
Last Modification: 27 Jun 1998 17:00 MET