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Contains:  NGC 6530, M 8, Lagoon nebula, Hourglass nebula, NGC 6523, NGC 6526, The star 9Sgr, The star 7Sgr
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Quick and Dirty M8, 


Quick and Dirty M8

Quick and Dirty M8

Technical card

Imaging telescope or lens:Sky-Watcher ED80

Imaging camera:NIKON D3100

Mount:Orion SkyView Pro Equatorial

Software:Deep Sky StackerAdobe Photoshop CS5

Resolution: 4554x2970

Dates:May 15, 2015

Frames: 5x60" ISO1600

Integration: 0.1 hours

Darks: ~10

Bias: ~30

Avg. Moon age: 26.59 days

Avg. Moon phase: 9.49%

Bortle Dark-Sky Scale: 4.00

Temperature: 15.00 job: 639297

RA center: 270.825 degrees

DEC center: -24.374 degrees

Pixel scale: 1.730 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 145.993 degrees

Field radius: 1.306 degrees

Locations: Vienna, MD, Vienna, Maryland, United States


Shot on the same night as M51 at the end of my session. Just for fun I took 5 1 minutes subs and called it a night.



License: Attribution-NonCommercial Creative Commons

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Quick and Dirty M8,