Hemisphere:  Southern  ·  Constellation: Sagittarius (Sgr)  ·  Contains:  M 20  ·  NGC 6514  ·  Trifid nebula
M20 - Trifid Nebula, 


            Nicholas Jones
M20 - Trifid Nebula
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Technical card

Imaging telescopes or lenses: Takahashi FS-128

Imaging cameras: QSI 583 ws

Mounts: Astro-Physics AP1100 gto

Software: CCDStack 2

Filters: Astrodon LRGB2

Dates:July 17, 2015

Frames: 28x480"

Integration: 3.7 hours

Avg. Moon age: 1.37 days

Avg. Moon phase: 2.10%

Basic astrometry details

Astrometry.net job: 700265

RA center: 18h 2' 26"

DEC center: -22° 58' 48"

Pixel scale: 1.071 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: -91.457 degrees

Field radius: 0.592 degrees

Resolution: 620x490

Locations: Heathcote, Victoria, Australia, Heathcote, Victoria, Australia


Scope: Takahashi FS-128 mm refractor, focal length 1040mm
Camera: QSI583 WSG with a Loadstar X2 off axis guider
Acquisition: 7 x 8mins LRGB
Mount: Astro-Physics 1100gto
Location: Arkaroola Village, South Australia
Camera cooling: -30c
Image scale 1.07"/pixels
Processed with CCDStack


Sky plot

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M20 - Trifid Nebula, 


            Nicholas Jones