Dates: July 9, 2016
Integration: 2.7 hours
Avg. Moon age: 5.08 days
Avg. Moon phase: 26.47%
Astrometry.net job: 1289731
RA center: 270.884 degrees
DEC center: -23.581 degrees
Pixel scale: 11.654 arcsec/pixel
Orientation: 162.279 degrees
Field radius: 1.475 degrees
These Deepsky objects near Sagittarius seems to be very difficult to catch from central europe, because they never rise very high over the horizon.
I (as Sagittarius zodiacal sign) accepted the challenge!
I drove two times to a pass in central switzerland, where the light pollution in the south is quite low.
The first night after 1h clouds closed the view on Sagittarius, so i decided to make a second session a few days later. Luckily we had a clear sky at the upcoming Saturday 09.07.2016
A closer view to my M8 picture you could find here (M20/M21 see link above):
23 x 7min 3s Lightframes, Total = 2h 41min 57s
37 x Biasframes 30x Flatframes 23x Darkframes
Canon EOS 60D mod.
Skywatcher ED 80/600 APO Refractor
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