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M8 & M20, 



    
        

            John Bozeman
M8 & M20
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M8 & M20

M8 & M20, 



    
        

            John Bozeman
M8 & M20
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M8 & M20

Equipment

Imaging Telescopes Or Lenses
Astro-Tech AT65EDQ · William Optics GTF-81
Imaging Cameras
QHYCCD QHY9M · Celestron Nightscape 8300
Mounts
Takahashi EM-11 Temma2 jr
Filters
Astrodon Ha 3nm Tru-Balance
Software
PixInsight · Photoshop CS6 · Nebulosity · Celestron AstroFX · Registar
Guiding Telescopes Or Lenses
Borg Mini-50
Guiding Cameras
Lodestar

Acquisition details

Dates:
Sept. 7, 2013 ·  June 30, 2014
Frames:
9x900" (2h 15') bin 1x1
Astrodon Ha 3nm Tru-Balance: 8x1200" (2h 40') bin 1x1
Integration:
4h 55'
Darks:
15
Flats:
15
Avg. Moon age:
2.42 days
Avg. Moon phase:
6.68%
Bortle Dark-Sky Scale:
3.00

Basic astrometry details

Astrometry.net job: 309267

RA center: 18h04m00s.10

DEC center: -23°4532

Pixel scale: 2.071 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: -86.473 degrees

Field radius: 1.108 degrees

Resolution: 3215x2123

Locations: 3RF Comanche Springs Astronomy Campus, Crowell, Texas, United States; Cherry Hill Observatory, Mena, Arkansas, United States

Description

RGB: 8X900

Camera: Celestron Nightscape 8300C

Telescope: William Optics 81GTF

Mount: Takahashi NJP

Location: 3RF CSAC

Date: Sept 7,2013

Ha: 8X1200

Camera: QHY9M/Astrodon 3nm Ha filter

Telescope: AT65EDQ

Mount: Takahashi EM-11

Date: June 30, 2014

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M8 & M20, 



    
        

            John Bozeman