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Image of the day 04/07/2018

    Mars Between Nebulas (M8 & M20), 



    
        

            Sebastian Voltmer

    Mars Between Nebulas (M8 & M20)

    Image of the day 04/07/2018

      Mars Between Nebulas (M8 & M20), 



    
        

            Sebastian Voltmer

      Mars Between Nebulas (M8 & M20)

      Equipment

      Imaging Telescopes Or Lenses
      Takahashi FSQ-106ED
      Imaging Cameras
      FLI MicroLine 16803
      Mounts
      Software Bisque Paramount PME
      Filters
      Astrodon RGB
      Software
      Photoshop CC · FitsWork 4
      Guiding Telescopes Or Lenses
      Takahashi FSQ-106ED

      Acquisition details

      Dates:
      March 20, 2018
      Frames:
      6x180" (18')
      Integration:
      18'
      Avg. Moon age:
      2.99 days
      Avg. Moon phase:
      9.76%

      Resolution: 1920x2061

      Description

      What's that bright red spot between the Lagoon and Trifid Nebulas? Mars. This gorgeous color deep-sky photograph captured the red planet passing between the two notable nebulas -- cataloged by the 18th century cosmic registrar Charles Messier as M8 and M20. M20 (upper right of center), the Trifid Nebula, presents a striking contrast in red/blue colors and dark dust lanes. Across the bottom right is the expansive, alluring red glow of M8, the Lagoon Nebula. Both nebulae are a few thousand light-years distant. By comparison, temporarily situated between them both, is the dominant "local" celestial beacon Mars. The red planet was only about 10 light-minutes away.

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      Mars Between Nebulas (M8 & M20), 



    
        

            Sebastian Voltmer