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Hemisphere:  Southern  ·  Contains:  Lagoon Nebula, M 8, NGC 6523, NGC 6526, NGC 6530, The star 7Sgr, The star 9Sgr
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A Lagoon for Moana - M8 in Narrowband, 


            Andy 01
A Lagoon for Moana - M8 in Narrowband
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A Lagoon for Moana - M8 in Narrowband

Technical card

Imaging telescopes or lenses: Takahashi TOA-130 APO Refractor

Imaging cameras: QSI 6162 monochrome

Mounts: Takahashi NJP Temma-2

Guiding cameras: Starlight Xpress Lodestar Off Axis Guider

Software: Adobe Photoshop 2020  ·  Sky Safari Pro, iOS Sky Safari Pro  ·  PHD2 Guiding 2.6.6 PHD2  ·  Topaz Denoise DeNoise

Filters: Chroma Ha 5nm Chroma Ha  ·  Chroma SII 5nm Chroma SII  ·  Chroma OIII 3nm O3

Accessory: Takahashi flattener 1.04X Flattener 67  ·  Kendrick Standard Dual Channel Controller

Dates:Sept. 28, 2020

Chroma Ha 5nm Chroma Ha: 12x600" bin 1x1
Chroma SII 5nm Chroma SII: 8x900"
Chroma OIII 3nm O3: 5x900"

Integration: 5.2 hours

Avg. Moon age: 11.68 days

Avg. Moon phase: 89.59%

Bortle Dark-Sky Scale: 7.00

Basic astrometry details job: 3897610

RA center: 18h 3' 55"

DEC center: -24° 18' 32"

Pixel scale: 1.242 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 321.647 degrees

Field radius: 0.876 degrees

Resolution: 3901x3256

Locations: Burwood, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Data source: Backyard


Late season M8 from lockdown central - My light polluted suburban backyard, Bortle 7 -Melbourne Australia.
A return to my narrowband roots, just 5+ hrs of data processed with the usual J-P Metsavianio tone mapping and a tweak or two inspired by Eric Coles Histogram balancing method.
Fortunately, it's a very bright target!



Andy 01
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    A Lagoon for Moana - M8 in Narrowband, 


            Andy 01
    A Lagoon for Moana - M8 in Narrowband, 


            Andy 01
  • Final
    A Lagoon for Moana - M8 in Narrowband, 


            Andy 01


Description: Minor tweak to O3


Description: Modified core details

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A Lagoon for Moana - M8 in Narrowband, 


            Andy 01