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M20 Up Close and Personal, 


            Scotty Bishop
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M20 Up Close and Personal

Imaging telescopes or lenses: Planwave CDK 24

Imaging cameras: FLI PL 9000

Software: Adobe Photoshop 2021  ·  Aries Productions Astro Pixel Precessor

Filters: Astrodon L  ·  Astrodon B  ·  Astrodon G  ·  Astrodon R

Astrodon B: 7x180" bin 1x1
Astrodon G: 6x180" bin 1x1
Astrodon L: 6x180" bin 1x1
Astrodon R: 7x180" bin 1x1

Integration: 1.3 hours

Astrometry.net job: 4272388

RA center: 18h 2' 34"

DEC center: -22° 59' 19"

Pixel scale: 0.620 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 0.939 degrees

Field radius: 0.334 degrees

Resolution: 2670x2819

Data source: Amateur hosting facility

Remote source: Observatorio El Sauce


Here's M20 for you, nice and close up, or as close up as it can get while still on earth. I used one of the pro datasets included in my Gold plan subscription at telescope.live for this one. I honestly would have never thought of going for something like this since I can get it from my yard, but maybe I should rethink telescope time on objects up here after seeing what can be done with so little integration time.


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M20 Up Close and Personal, 


            Scotty Bishop

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