IC2602 Southern Pleiades

B92 (the larger dark nebula) and B93 can be seen in the foreground of the northern edge of M24 - the Small Sagittarius Cloud. Both were discovered by E.E. Barnard in 1913 and placed in his catalgue. They are clouds of dust and non-luminous matter in space that block the light from the stars behind them. South is Up.

Photo Details

  Telescope: FSQ106EDX (530 mm) Takahashi

  Camera: Sbig ST-8300M, Sbig Filter wheel, Baader 36mm round HLRGB filters

  Mount: Losmandy G11 GT

  Guiding: Off-axis, Orion SS Autoguider

  Exposure: LRGB , L 6x600sec R 2x600sec, G 2x600sec, B 2x600sec

  When: June 2013

  Other information: Tivoli Farm, Namibia


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