Hemisphere:  Southern  ·  Constellation: Sagittarius (Sgr)  ·  Contains:  Hourglass nebula  ·  Lagoon nebula  ·  M 8  ·  NGC 6523  ·  NGC 6526  ·  NGC 6530  ·  The star 7Sgr  ·  The star 9Sgr
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The Lagoon in OIII, 



    
        

            Ian Parr
The Lagoon in OIII
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The Lagoon in OIII

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The Lagoon in OIII, 



    
        

            Ian Parr
The Lagoon in OIII
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The Lagoon in OIII

Technical card

Imaging cameras: QSI 690 wsg-8

Mounts: Paramount MyT

Guiding telescopes or lenses: TeleVue NP127is

Guiding cameras: Starlight Xpress Lodestar X2

Software: Sequence Generator Pro, PHD2, Pixinsight  ·  Photoshop CS5


Dates:June 16, 2016

Frames: 12x300"

Integration: 1.0 hours

Avg. Moon age: 11.11 days

Avg. Moon phase: 85.63%


Basic astrometry details

Astrometry.net job: 1669815

RA center: 18h 3' 57"

DEC center: -24° 21' 3"

Pixel scale: 1.147 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 90.027 degrees

Field radius: 0.691 degrees


Resolution: 1824x1460

Locations: Home Balcony, Freshwater, NSW, Australia

Data source: Backyard

Description

The Lagoon Nebula (M8) from my Balcony in Freshwater 12 x 300s in OIII
Luckily my eastern sky is ocean but I'm still sky limited under the Sydney light dome so NB is the way to go. I love the fact OIII wipes out the stars and reveals a lot detail in the nebulosity.

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The Lagoon in OIII, 



    
        

            Ian Parr