NGC 6727 and NGC 6723

NGC 6727 and NGC 6723

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Cluster of Light and Wisps of Darkness NGC6727’s phantom like but never-the-less delicate wisps of densely opaque obscuring intergalactic dust intermingling with reflective proto-star material make up the foreground stuff in front of the tight globular cluster, NGC6723. This mysteriously beautiful region spans the border of Corona Australis and Sagittarius not too far from the galactic center of the Milky Way in this image which covers the width of two full moons.

Coordinates       :

Sagittarius19h 02'-36deg 53'

Date Imaged       :

June 18 -19, 2007

Lens       :

Borg 77ED at f5.5

Camera       :

Atik 16HR, Astronomik filters

Exposure       :

LRGB = 50:20:20:15 minutes

Mount       :

Losmandy Titan

Location       :

Stardust Observatory, Baguio, Philippines