M24, the Small Sagittarius Star Cloud is a beautiful object to be photographed. Easily visible to the unaided eye under dark skies, has an extent of 1,5 degrees. At upper center are visible two dark nebulae, B92 and B93. At the lower right is located a patch of E+R nebulae (IC1283-4 and the reflection nebulae NGC6589-90).
- Exposure : one 35 and one 30 min. negatives scanned with Polaroid Sprintscan 35+, blended in Picture Window 2.0 and enhanced with Photoshop 4.0
- Telescope : Takahashi FS-102 at F/6 with focal reducer on a Losmandy G11
- Guiding : ST4 on a Vixen 80/910mm.
- Film : unhypered Kodak Multispeed PJM-2
- Location : Piano di Nivolet (Val d'Aosta) - 2600mt. height
- Date : August 15, 1999
- Note : the night was very windy