The Great Rift and Collinder 399

Posted by DaveMitsky
on Thursday, February 12, 2009

by Dave Mitsky

This photograph of the Great or Aquila Rift was taken on 2000/5/6 at Cherry Springs State Park in Potter County, Pennsylvania, using a Pentax K1000 SLR camera and Kodak 800 Gold Max film.  It was a 15 minute long, piggybacked exposure.  The asterism known as the Coathanger (Brocchi's Cluster; Collinder 399) can be seen to the right of the center of the picture.

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