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M8 M20 and M21 Trifid nebula and Lagoon nebula, 



    
        

            Jeff Clayton
M8 M20 and M21 Trifid nebula and Lagoon nebula
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M8 M20 and M21 Trifid nebula and Lagoon nebula

Technical card

Imaging telescopes or lenses: Orion USA ED80T CF

Imaging cameras: QHY8L OSC

Mounts: Orion Atlas EQ-G

Focal reducers: Orion Field Flattener for Small Refractors

Software: FITS LIBERATOR  ·  Straton  ·  Nebulosity 3.1  ·  Photo Shop

Accessory: Orion Mini 50mm Guide Scope with Helical focuser mini 50mm guide scope


Dates:June 5, 2014

Frames: 15x300"

Integration: 1.2 hours

Avg. Moon age: 7.06 days

Avg. Moon phase: 46.53%


Basic astrometry details

Astrometry.net job: 602786

RA center: 18h 3' 20"

DEC center: -23° 26' 49"

Orientation: 97.028 degrees

Field radius: 1.676 degrees


Resolution: 620x419

Description

I am still trying to experiment with my work flow trying to figure out what works and what doesnt. On this second revision, more work was put in on the stars to keep them a little tighter. I also put more focus on not blowing out the center of both nebulas.

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  • M8 M20 and M21 Trifid nebula and Lagoon nebula, 



    
        

            Jeff Clayton
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M8 M20 and M21 Trifid nebula and Lagoon nebula, 



    
        

            Jeff Clayton