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Lagoon Nebula and Trifid Nebula - M8 and M20, 


            Rudy Pohl

Lagoon Nebula and Trifid Nebula - M8 and M20

Technical card

Imaging cameras: Nikon D5500 unmodified

Mounts: Sky-watcher Star Adventurer

Guiding telescopes or lenses: StarField 50mm Guidescope

Guiding cameras: Atair GPCAM2 AR130 mono Guidecam

Software: Deep Sky Stacker  ·  Photoshop CS5 Adobe  ·  Pixinsight 1.8 Pleiades Astrophoto

Filters: Hoya Intensifier light pollution filter LP filter

Accessory: Step-down rings aperture mask  ·  Red Dot Finder RDF

Dates:Aug. 5, 2018

Frames: 89x180"

Integration: 4.5 hours

Avg. Moon age: 22.90 days

Avg. Moon phase: 42.08%

Basic astrometry details job: 2381824

Resolution: 2048x1361

Data source: Traveller


This is my first serious effort at auto-guiding my Star Adventurer tracker.



Rudy Pohl
License: None (All rights reserved)


  • Lagoon Nebula and Trifid Nebula - M8 and M20, 


            Rudy Pohl
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    Lagoon Nebula and Trifid Nebula - M8 and M20, 


            Rudy Pohl


Description: My most recent processing attempt with this image. At this time of year in the Ottawa area which is at latitude 45 dergees these two beautiful nebulae are located in the centre of the Milky Way's galactic close to the southern horizon. This is my first real serious astro-image done with my new auto-guiding system on my trusty old Star Adventurer tracker. Technical info: Camera: Nikon D5500 unmodified Lens: Nikon as-f 300/f4 ED IF Filter: Hoya Intensifier anti-light pollution filter Guide scope: Starfield 50mm Guide camera: Atair GPCAM2 AR130 mono Exposure: 89 x 3-mintes = 4.45 hours integration time Aperture: 5.2 with aperture mask using step-down rings ISO: 800 No calibration frames Stacked in Deep Sky Stacker Processed in Pixinisght 1.8 and Photoshop CS5 Thanks guys! Mamy thanks to my two astro-buddies Doug Griffith ([email protected]/?) and Wade Clare ([email protected]) who make this demanding passion even more enjoyable.

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Lagoon Nebula and Trifid Nebula - M8 and M20, 


            Rudy Pohl