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Contains:  Trifid nebula, M 20, NGC 6514
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The Trifid Nebula M20, 


The Trifid Nebula M20

The Trifid Nebula M20

Technical card

Resolution: 4706x3037

Dates:June 2, 2016

Frames: 6x120" ISO800

Integration: 0.2 hours

Darks: ~6

Bias: ~10

Avg. Moon age: 26.52 days

Avg. Moon phase: 9.89%

Bortle Dark-Sky Scale: 4.00

Temperature: 7.00 job: 1148666

RA center: 270.644 degrees

DEC center: -22.982 degrees

Pixel scale: 0.731 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 1.331 degrees

Field radius: 0.569 degrees

Locations: Mobile Observatory, Mt Dandenong, Victoria, Australia

Data source: Traveller


A month of wintery rain and cloud gave me the opportunity to try some new image processing techniques.
My new workflow to get an accurate white balance worked a treat here. I also increased the exposure in this image revealing more extensive dark nebulosity than I had before.



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The Trifid Nebula M20,