Milky Way mosaic


Steve Barrett

Teide Observatory, Tenerife

Nikon D7100 DSLR with 85mm f/1.8 lens, mounted on an iOptron SkyTracker

Taken under dark skies near the top of Mount Teide, Tenerife, this image of the Milky Way running through Sagittarius and Scorpius reveals many Messier objects. Near the centre are the Lagoon (M8) and Trifid (M20) nebulae; towards the top left are the Eagle (M16) and Swan (M17) nebulae. It is a mosaic of 6 images, each a 4 minute exposure.