Our Galactic Centre

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Callum Hayton

Southern France

Astrotrac TT320X-AG, Canon 1100D unmodded, Canon EF200L f2.8 lens

Scanning this area with some not so special binoculars from a dark site can be quite impressive, but in order to truly appreciate what is going on here long exposures are needed. This four panel mosaic stretches from just above globular cluster M28, past the beautiful Lagoon and colorful Trifid nebulae and ends with the dark and dusty Pipe nebula.