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Contains:  Hourglass nebula, IC 1274, IC 1275, IC 4685, Lagoon nebula, M 20, M 21, M 8, NGC 6514, NGC 6523, NGC 6526, NGC 6530, NGC 6531, NGC 6544, NGC 6546, NGC 6559, The star 11Sgr, The star 4Sgr, The star 7Sgr, The star 9Sgr, Trifid nebula
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Lagoon and Trifid M20 and M8, 


Lagoon and Trifid M20 and M8
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Lagoon and Trifid M20 and M8

Technical card

Imaging telescope or lens:Canon 300mm f/4.0 L

Imaging camera:Canon Eos6da

Mount:iOptron 3200

Guiding telescope or lens:Skywatcher 9x50 finder

Guiding camera:Lacerta MGEN

Software:PhotoshopPleiades Astrophoto, S.L. Pix Insight

Dates:Aug. 19, 2017

Frames: 68x120"

Integration: 2.3 hours

Avg. Moon age: 27.03 days

Avg. Moon phase: 6.91%

Basic astrometry details job: 1725735

RA center: 18h 5' 46"

DEC center: -23° 45' 7"

Pixel scale: 6.905 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 90.028 degrees

Field radius: 2.359 degrees

Resolution: 1968x1476

Locations: Hakos Guest Farm, 100km past Windhoek, Namibia

Data source: Traveller


Located near to our milkyway``'s center, these bright nebulae are an easy catch for the unaided eye under good skies. Embedded in a dark lane and surrounded by dense star clouds, they both show distinct personality when looked at closer. And below the Lagoon is another very colorful nebula complex of mixed dust and emission areas, bearing different names like IC1275 NGC6559 etc.

Eos6da at Iso1250 on Canon 300L f/4 full open.

A full field and a crop on the nebulae is provided at 66% resolution. North is left.



License: None (All rights reserved)


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Lagoon and Trifid M20 and M8,