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M8 + M20, 



    
        

            RichR
M8 + M20
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Imaging telescopes or lenses: Tamron 150-600 f/5-6.3 G2

Imaging cameras: Canon EOS 5DS R

Mounts: iOptron SkyGuider Pro

Software: DeepSkyStacker 4.1.1 64bit


Dates:Sept. 11, 2018

Frames: 76x45"

Integration: 0.9 hours

Avg. Moon age: 1.96 days

Avg. Moon phase: 4.28%


Basic astrometry details

Astrometry.net job: 2416667

RA center: 18h 2' 41"

DEC center: -23° 50' 34"

Pixel scale: 1.523 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 319.111 degrees

Field radius: 1.534 degrees


Resolution: 1824x1275

Data source: Traveller

Description

My first attempt at these two nebulae, from the base of Mt. Locke, home of McDonald Observatory, a Bortle 2 zone.

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M8 + M20, 



    
        

            RichR