Hemisphere:  Southern  ·  Constellation: Sagittarius (Sgr)  ·  Contains:  M 20  ·  NGC 6514  ·  Trifid nebula
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M20 - Trifid - 2 years of data, 


M20 - Trifid - 2 years of data
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M20 - Trifid - 2 years of data

Technical card

Imaging telescopes or lenses: Meade LX200 12" f/10

Imaging cameras: SBIG ST8300M

Mounts: Orion HDX110 EQ-G

Guiding telescopes or lenses: StellarVue F050G

Guiding cameras: Orion Starshoot auto guider

Focal reducers: Celestron f/6.3 Focal Reducer/Corrector

Software: PixInsight  ·  Maxim DL  ·  PHD Guiding 2

Filters: Baader Planetarium Ha 36mm  ·  Baader Planetarium OIII 8nm 36mm  ·  Baader Planetarium SII 8.5nm 36mm  ·  Astrodon Tru-Balance Generation 2 E-Series - LRGB 36mm

Accessory: SkyShed POD XL5  ·  Moonlite CSL 2.5" Threaded Focuser  ·  AstroZap Bahtinov Cap

Dates:June 1, 2019

Integration: 0

Avg. Moon age: 27.55 days

Avg. Moon phase: 4.36%

Basic astrometry details

Astrometry.net job: 2733635

RA center: 18h 2' 27"

DEC center: -22° 58' 1"

Pixel scale: 1.194 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 178.470 degrees

Field radius: 0.207 degrees

Resolution: 794x966

Data source: Backyard


This represents 2 years of data on the Trifid. Multiple different exposure lengths and utilized LRGB and Narrow band. Combined in Maxim and processed in PI. Uncertain on the total acquisition time.


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M20 - Trifid - 2 years of data,