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Contains:  IC 1284, NGC 6595, NGC 6568, IC 1275, NGC 6559, IC 1274, IC 4685, NGC 6553, NGC 6544, NGC 6546, NGC 6530, M 21, NGC 6531, M 8, Lagoon nebula, Hourglass nebula, NGC 6523, NGC 6526, Trifid nebula, M 20, NGC 6514, The star 16Sgr, The star 15Sgr, The star 14Sgr, The star μSgr, The star 11Sgr, The star 9Sgr, The star 7Sgr, The star 4Sgr
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Saturn joins Lagoon and Trifid party, 


Saturn joins Lagoon and Trifid party

Saturn joins Lagoon and Trifid party

Technical card

Resolution: 3993x2662

Dates:Aug. 6, 2018

Frames:Optolong CLS Clipon Filter: 45x60" ISO1600 30C

Integration: 0.8 hours

Darks: ~80

Flats: ~30

Flat darks: ~30

Bias: ~30

Avg. Moon age: 23.94 days

Avg. Moon phase: 31.35%

Bortle Dark-Sky Scale: 3.00 job: 2662995

RA center: 272.221 degrees

DEC center: -23.362 degrees

Pixel scale: 6.836 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 272.777 degrees

Field radius: 4.556 degrees

Locations: Santa Caterina, Nardò, Puglia, Italy

Data source: Traveller


I spent one week in Puglia for my holidays and I tried to image low DEC objects, taking advantage of having them going down west on the sea ... no lights in that direction!
After failing miserably with Antares and Rho Ophiuchi complex, I was looking around, ready for something else when I realized that Saturn was so close to the two famous nebulae ... I could not resist the temptation!



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Saturn joins Lagoon and Trifid party,