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M8 - Lagoon Nebula, 



    
        

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M8 - Lagoon Nebula
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M8 - Lagoon Nebula

M8 - Lagoon Nebula, 



    
        

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M8 - Lagoon Nebula
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M8 - Lagoon Nebula

Technical card

Imaging telescopes or lenses: Explore Scientific 127mm ED APO triplet

Imaging cameras: Canon T3i (600D) IR Modified

Mounts: iOptron IEQ45

Software: Photoshop Express


Dates:July 28, 2019

Frames: 1x30" (30")

Integration: 30"

Avg. Moon age: 25.52 days

Avg. Moon phase: 17.12%


Basic astrometry details

Astrometry.net job: 2823780

RA center: 18h 4' 4"

DEC center: -24° 21' 7"

Pixel scale: 0.933 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 334.421 degrees

Field radius: 0.807 degrees


Resolution: 5184x3456

Locations: Chandler Mountain, Steele, Alabama, United States

Data source: Traveller

Description

Just a 30 second unguided shot. Processed with PS Express. The great thing about this target is that it’s easy. You don’t need two hours of integration with Narrow band filters and guiding for 3 minutes each, then fiddling with DSS and Pixinsight for hours. You can do a beautiful picture with only 30 seconds and some simple editing on an iPad with PS Express (which is free). This picture was finalized 2 minutes after I took it.

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M8 - Lagoon Nebula, 



    
        

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