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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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M8 Lagoon Nebula, 


            Petros Pissias
M8 Lagoon Nebula

Technical card

Resolution: 1175x1577

Dates:Aug. 18, 2015

Frames: 33x180"

Integration: 1.6 hours

Avg. Moon age: 3.49 days

Avg. Moon phase: 13.18% job: 806261

RA center: 270.948 degrees

DEC center: -24.100 degrees

Pixel scale: 2.546 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 176.502 degrees

Field radius: 0.695 degrees

Locations: Home, Glyfada, Athens, Greece


Telescope: Skywatcher 80mm ED
Mount: Skywatcher NEQ6 + EQMOD
Camera: SBIG ST-2000XCM + IDAS LPS light pollution filter
Guiding: 50mm finder + QHY-5LII color
Location: Glyfada, Greece

Stacking in DSS, Stretching and cosmetic correction in Nebulosity 2.5

33 x 180 sec exposures. 21 Dark Frames. 21 Flat Frames

I had forgotten to recharge the silica gel plug of my camera, so in order to avoid dew, the camera was operating at 10C.



Petros Pissias
License: Attribution Creative Commons

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M8 Lagoon Nebula, 


            Petros Pissias