If the Milky Way in Carina and Scorpius is bright and rich, how do you describe the Milky Way in Sagittarius? From Australia on a clear winter's night from a dark location, it dominates the sky, and if the location is really dark, it can cast faint shadows on whitish surfaces like cement.
The heart of the Milky Way galaxy dominates this photograph of the Scorpius-Sagittarius region. This region also contains the greatest concentration of Messier objects with around 20 visible in this photograph! Add to this a huge number of other deep-sky objects and you have a region that provides countless hours of viewing pleasure.
This wide-angle photograph shows the Milky Way from Scorpius and the "Teapot" of Sagittarius (on the right) to Altair. (on the lower left) It is centred on the Scutum star cloud.
This wide-angle photograph of Sagittarius and Scorpius shows just how poorly Fuji Superia 400 film records H-alpha. Even though there are numerous bright emission nebula in this area, none of them are recorded!!!
This photograph shows almost all of Sagittarius, with only the south-western portion out of view to the left. There is a high concentration of deep-sky objects here and some of them are listed below.
|16 29.4||-26 26|
|2||M4||16 23.5||-26 32||Image|
|3||M80||16 17.0||-22 59||Image|
|4||M62||17 01.2||-30 07||Image|
|5||M19||17 02.6||-26 16||Image|
|6||NGC 6231||16 54.0||-41 47||Image|
|17 33.6||-37 06|
|8||M7||17 53.9||-34 47||Image|
|9||M6||17 40.4||-32 14||Image|
|10||NGC 6188||16 41.2||-48 45||Image|
|11||NGC 6067||16 13.2||-54 11||Image|
|12||Pipe Nebula||17 33||-26 00||Image|
|13||NGC 6388||17 36.3||-44 44||Image|
|14||NGC 6441||17 50.2||-37 06||Image|
The Catspaw nebula
|17 19.9||-35 50||Image|
|16||NGC 6357||17 24.9||-34 12||Image|
The Bug nebula
|17 13.7||-37 06||Image|
|18||Snake Nebula||17 23.5||-23 38||Image|
The Lagoon nebula
|18 03.8||-24 23||Image|
The Trifid nebula
|18 02.4||-22 59||Image|
|21||NGC 6397||17 40.7||-53 40||Image|
|22||M28||18 24.5||-24 52||Image|
|23||M22||18 36.4||-23 54||Image|
The Sagittarius Star Cloud
|18 18||-18 24|
This photograph is centred on the Great Sagittarius star cloud. Below it is the "Teapot" asterism. The very bright object to the lower left of the handle of the teapot is the planet Jupiter.