Hemisphere:  Southern  ·  Constellation: Sagittarius (Sgr)  ·  Contains:  M 20  ·  NGC 6514  ·  Trifid nebula
Trifid Nebula, 



    
        

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Trifid Nebula
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Trifid Nebula

Technical card

Imaging telescopes or lenses: Pentax SMC DA 55-300mm f4-5.8 ED

Imaging cameras: Pentax K-x

Mounts: AstroTrac TT320X-AG

Software: photoshop  ·  DeepSkyStacker  ·  Adobe Lightroom 3

Filters: Hoya Intensifier Red Enhancer - Didymium


Dates:Aug. 4, 2012

Frames: 20x30" (10')

Integration: 10'

Avg. Moon age: 17.21 days

Avg. Moon phase: 93.37%


Basic astrometry details

Astrometry.net job: 120375

RA center: 18h 2' 14"

DEC center: -22° 55' 22"

Pixel scale: 3.734 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 62.066 degrees

Field radius: 0.575 degrees


Resolution: 766x800

Locations: Home, Wentworthville, NSW, Australia

Description

20 lights @ 30 sec subs / ISO 6400

20 darks

20 flats

3x drizzle

Attempt #1

First decent Astrotrac image

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Trifid Nebula, 



    
        

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