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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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Lagoon Nebula (July 2016), 


            Steve Cross
Lagoon Nebula (July 2016)

Lagoon Nebula (July 2016)

Technical card

Resolution: 4420x2947

Dates:July 30, 2016

Frames:Orion SkyGlow Imaging Filter: 157x45" ISO1600

Integration: 2.0 hours

Darks: ~20

Flats: ~12

Bias: ~20

Avg. Moon age: 25.98 days

Avg. Moon phase: 13.61%

Bortle Dark-Sky Scale: 4.00 job: 1537536

RA center: 270.954 degrees

DEC center: -24.314 degrees

Pixel scale: 0.757 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 90.973 degrees

Field radius: 0.559 degrees

Locations: Home Observatory, Jacksonville, Florida, United States


This was one of my first astro images I successfully captured. This was captured unguided. I like to include this to see where I started out at.



Steve Cross
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Lagoon Nebula (July 2016), 


            Steve Cross