NGC 6124

45 minutes exposure, Fuji Superia 400 film.
5" f/5 refractor at prime focus.

NGC 6124 is a large and loose open cluster, which is an excellent object for binoculars or a small telescope. The stars are all fairly bright and several display good colours. It is situated in the Milky Way in southern Scorpius, and has several patches of dark nebulosity close by, some of which are visible in the photograph. If this cluster was not at such a southerly declination, it would undoubtably be much better known.

45 minutes exposure, AGFA HDC 400 film.
5" f/5 refractor at prime focus.

Near the left hand edge of the photograph, indicated by the circle, is an orange star. Just to the lower right of this star is a very blue object. This is the 11th magnitude planetary nebula, NGC 6153. The colour of this object shows how dead the new Fuji film is to H-alpha light. Superia is DEFINITELY is not for photographing nebulae!