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Contains:  NGC 6530, M 8, Lagoon nebula, Hourglass nebula, NGC 6523, NGC 6526, Trifid nebula, M 20, NGC 6514, The star 9Sgr, The star 7Sgr
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Messier 8 and Messier 20, 


            WJM Observatory
Messier 8 and Messier 20

Messier 8 and Messier 20

Technical card

Resolution: 1680x1124

Dates:June 12, 2018June 13, 2018June 14, 2018June 15, 2018June 16, 2018July 2, 2018July 3, 2018July 4, 2018July 15, 2018July 16, 2018July 17, 2018

Frames: 87x600" -5C

Integration: 14.5 hours

Avg. Moon age: 12.11 days

Avg. Moon phase: 27.01% job: 2173543

RA center: 18h 3' 25"

DEC center: -23° 40' 55"

Pixel scale: 4.275 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 265.898 degrees

Field radius: 1.200

Locations: William J. Maloney Observatory, Pontotoc, Texas, United States

Data source: Own remote observatory


Shot partially through the Saharan Dust! PI calibration did a good job at eliminating any ill effects of it for the few nights it bothered us.



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License: None (All rights reserved)

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Messier 8 and Messier 20, 


            WJM Observatory