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Contains:  IC 1275, NGC 6559, IC 1274, IC 4685, IC 4684, NGC 6546, NGC 6530, M 8, Lagoon nebula, Hourglass nebula, NGC 6523, NGC 6526, Trifid nebula, M 20, NGC 6514, The star 11Sgr, The star 9Sgr, The star 7Sgr, The star 4Sgr
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Around the Lagoon Nebula

Technical card

Resolution: 2174x1634

Dates:Aug. 2, 2016

Baader Planetarium 36mm Blue: 3x360" -20C bin 1x1
Baader Planetarium 36mm Green: 2x360" -20C bin 1x1
Baader Planetarium 36mm Luminance: 4x360" -20C bin 1x1
Baader Planetarium 36mm Red: 4x360" -20C bin 1x1

Integration: 1.3 hours

Darks: ~12

Flats: ~29

Bias: ~159

Avg. Moon age: 29.15 days

Avg. Moon phase: 0.16%

Bortle Dark-Sky Scale: 1.00 job: 1300206

RA center: 271.448 degrees

DEC center: -23.829 degrees

Pixel scale: 4.893 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: -177.802 degrees

Field radius: 1.848 degrees

Locations: Astrofarm Kiripotib / Namibia, Dordabis, Namibia


This image was taken in the only cloudy night during my stay in Namibia. Many rawdata were not usable. Nevertheless with the few I have tried something.
I hope you enjoy!

Date: 02.08..16
Location: Farm Kiripotib
Telescope: 71mm TS Imaging Star
Mount: Vixen Atlux
Guiding: M-Gen and 60mm Helical Scope
Camera: Atik 383L+ at -20°C
Frames: LRGB 24:24:12:18min at 6min
Calibration Data: 29 Flats, 12 Darks, 159 Bias
EBV: DSS, Fitswork, PSCs6



Stefan Westphal
License: None (All rights reserved)

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Around the Lagoon Nebula, 


            Stefan Westphal