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Teapot to Vesta


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About this observation
John Savage
Time of observation
10/07/2018 - 21:21
Teapot to Vesta
Observing location
DT10 2HB
Canon EOS 60Da, 50mm lens
Skywatcher ALT_EQ-6 (Eq mode)
F2.8, ISO 800, 40s single image

I and some friends have been tracking Vesta in binoculars recently. Saturday and Sunday nights were stunning so I thought I would take some pictures of the region including Sagittarius “teapot” asterism  extending west to cover Vesta. Here is a single image taken around 00:30UT on Monday morning.  Mild processing in Photoshop. There’s plenty to see besides Vesta (near the top right and circled in yellow) including Saturn, M8, M20m M21 M22, the teapot asterism itself and the bowl of the “teaspoon”.

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