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Contains:  NGC 6530, M 8, Lagoon nebula, Hourglass nebula, NGC 6523, NGC 6526, The star 9Sgr, The star 7Sgr
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Messier 8- The Lagoon Nebula, 





    
        

            Cody Knight
Messier 8- The Lagoon Nebula

Messier 8- The Lagoon Nebula

Technical card

Imaging telescope or lens:Orion ED80

Imaging camera:Canon T2i

Mount:NEQ6 Pro

Guiding telescope or lens:Orion ShortTube 80mm f/5

Guiding camera:QHYCCD QHY5L II Mono

Software:Ivo Jager StarTools 1.4DeekSkyStacker

Accessory:Orion Field Flattener for Short Refractors

Resolution: 1878x1211

Dates:July 27, 2019

Frames: 255x90" ISO800

Integration: 6.4 hours

Flats: ~200

Bias: ~50

Avg. Moon age: 24.50 days

Avg. Moon phase: 26.02%

Bortle Dark-Sky Scale: 6.00

Astrometry.net job: 2824461

RA center: 271.009 degrees

DEC center: -24.325 degrees

Pixel scale: 2.959 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 4.964 degrees

Field radius: 0.918 degrees

Locations: Backyard, Houston, Texas, United States

Data source: Backyard

Description

This was taken over four nights. Overall, I'm pleasantly surprised how much color I got out of it, considering the terrible Houston light pollution. Might try reprocessing again at some point to get better stars.

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Messier 8- The Lagoon Nebula, 





    
        

            Cody Knight

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