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Contains:  Trifid nebula, M 20, NGC 6514
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Trifid Nebula Mosaic, 





    
        

            rhedden
Trifid Nebula Mosaic

Trifid Nebula Mosaic

Technical card

Resolution: 4800x3966

Dates:Aug. 2, 2016Aug. 4, 2016Aug. 6, 2016

Frames:
Astrodon 31mm LRGB E Series Gen 2 1.25": 117x60" bin 1x1
Astrodon 31mm LRGB E Series Gen 2 1.25": 107x20" bin 3x3
Astrodon 31mm LRGB E Series Gen 2 1.25": 74x25" bin 3x3

Integration: 3.1 hours

Avg. Moon age: 11.44 days

Avg. Moon phase: 5.56%

Bortle Dark-Sky Scale: 2.75

Astrometry.net job: 1189756

RA center: 270.631 degrees

DEC center: -22.999 degrees

Pixel scale: 0.477 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 139.105 degrees

Field radius: 0.413 degrees

Locations: Crosby Co., TX, White River Lake, TX, United States

Description

This image is a 9-panel mosaic of the Trifid Nebula, M20, with 60% overlap between the frames. Because M20 is high enough to image for only a couple of hours each night at my latitude, this image required three trips to my dark site. Integration only added up to 3.1 hours due to frequently re-positioning of the camera and due to some pesky wind the second night, which ruined most of the subs. I thoroughly enjoyed capturing and processing the images used in this project, as the skies were unusually dark and transparent, which made for some memorable time under the stars.

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