Contains: NGC 6530, M 8, Lagoon nebula, Hourglass nebula, NGC 6523, NGC 6526, The star 9Sgr, The star 7Sgr
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M8 Narrow band (Ha and OIII)

Technical card

Imaging telescope or lens: Officina Stellare Veloce RH200

Imaging camera: QSI 683WSG

Mount: Skywatcher N-EQ6 pro

Guiding telescope or lens: Officina Stellare Veloce RH200

Guiding camera: Lodestar

Software: PixInsightMaxim DL

Filters: Astrodon Ha 3nm Tru-BalanceOIII

Accessory: Finger Lake Instruments Atlas Focuser

Resolution: 2439x3156

Dates: Aug. 26, 2014Aug. 29, 2014

Ha: 4x600" bin 1x1
OIII: 1x600" bin 1x1

Integration: 0.8 hours

Avg. Moon age: 2.18 days

Avg. Moon phase: 7.17% job: 353961

RA center: 271.044 degrees

DEC center: -24.346 degrees

Orientation: -178.308 degrees

Field radius: 1.029 degrees

Locations: Merlino, Canossa, RE, Italy


Ha and OIII assembled according to Steve Cannistra's methodology



Davide Manca

Sky plot

Sky plot


M8 Narrow band (Ha and OIII), 


        Davide Manca