Hemisphere:  Southern  ·  Constellation: Sagittarius (Sgr)  ·  Contains:  Hourglass nebula  ·  Lagoon nebula  ·  M 20  ·  M 21  ·  M 8  ·  NGC 6514  ·  NGC 6523  ·  NGC 6526  ·  NGC 6530  ·  NGC 6531  ·  NGC 6546  ·  The star 7Sgr  ·  The star 9Sgr  ·  Trifid nebula
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Trifid Lagoon widefield, 


            Richard Muhlack
Trifid Lagoon widefield
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Trifid Lagoon widefield

Technical card

Imaging telescopes or lenses: Celestron 130 SLT

Imaging cameras: Canon EOS450D

Mounts: HEQ5

Guiding telescopes or lenses: Rubinar 500/8

Software: PixInsight  ·  Sequence Generator Pro

Accessory: Baader MPCC

Dates:Aug. 29, 2014

Frames: 45x480" (6h) ISO1600 10C

Integration: 6h

Avg. Moon age: 3.55 days

Avg. Moon phase: 13.60%

Basic astrometry details

Astrometry.net job: 355044

RA center: 18h 4' 14"

DEC center: -23° 33' 0"

Orientation: 91.510 degrees

Field radius: 1.637 degrees

Resolution: 620x433

Locations: Strathalbyn SA, Australia, Strathalbyn, SA, Australia


This image of the Trifid and Lagoon Nebulae is a 3 frame panorama, with an integration time for each frame of approximately 6 hours. Optical alignment issues have resulted in some odd star shapes - so I have reduced star sizes with Pixinsight's Morphological Transformation process before a 50% resize of the entire merged mosaic.



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            Richard Muhlack
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Trifid Lagoon widefield, 


            Richard Muhlack