Hemisphere:  Southern  ·  Constellation: Sagittarius (Sgr)  ·  Contains:  Hourglass nebula  ·  Lagoon nebula  ·  M 8  ·  NGC 6523  ·  NGC 6526  ·  NGC 6530  ·  The star 7Sgr  ·  The star 9Sgr
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Lagoon Nebula IDAS NGS1, 


            Trevor Jones
Lagoon Nebula IDAS NGS1
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Lagoon Nebula IDAS NGS1

Technical card

Imaging telescopes or lenses: Sky-Watcher Esprit 100ED

Imaging cameras: ZWO ASI 294MC PRO ASI294MC PRO

Mounts: Sky-Watcher EQ6 Pro

Guiding cameras: ZWO ASI290 Mini

Focal reducers: Sky-Watcher Flattener/reducer

Software: Astro Photography Tool APT

Filters: IDAS NGS1

Accessory: Pegasus Astro Pocket Powerbox

Dates:July 31, 2019

Frames: 32x180"

Integration: 1.6 hours

Avg. Moon age: 28.81 days

Avg. Moon phase: 0.58%

Basic astrometry details

Astrometry.net job: 2836961

RA center: 18h 4' 2"

DEC center: -24° 17' 49"

Pixel scale: 1.714 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 358.686 degrees

Field radius: 1.058 degrees

Resolution: 1824x1277

Locations: My Backyard, St. Catharines, Ontario, Canada

Data source: Backyard


Here is a short integration on the Lagoon in OSC.

This object is really low in the sky from Ontario, Canada - so I can only collect about an hour per night as it skims the rooftops and trees!


Sky plot

Sky plot


Lagoon Nebula IDAS NGS1, 


            Trevor Jones