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Messier 8 (The Lagoon Nebula), 



    
        

            Jian Yuan Peng
Messier 8 (The Lagoon Nebula)
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Messier 8 (The Lagoon Nebula)

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Messier 8 (The Lagoon Nebula), 



    
        

            Jian Yuan Peng
Messier 8 (The Lagoon Nebula)
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Messier 8 (The Lagoon Nebula)

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Imaging telescopes or lenses: TEC 160FL

Imaging cameras: ZWO ASI6200MM Pro

Mounts: Astro-Physics Mach 2 GTO

Guiding cameras: ZWO ASI290MM Guide Camera

Focal reducers: AstroPhysics QUADTCC-TEC160 x0.72

Software: SePHD2, Pixinsight, Lightroom, Sequence Generator Pro, Photoshop Sequence Generator Pro, PHD2, Pixinsight, Lightroom, Photoshop

Filters: Astronomik CLS, Ha, SII, OIII

Accessory: ZWO Off-Axis Guider


Dates:July 1, 2020

Frames: 213x322" (19h 3' 6")

Integration: 19h 3' 6"

Avg. Moon age: 10.81 days

Avg. Moon phase: 83.32%


Basic astrometry details

Astrometry.net job: 3653670

RA center: 18h03m58s.1

DEC center: -24°1633

Pixel scale: 1.014 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 179.896 degrees

Field radius: 0.846 degrees


Resolution: 4800x3614

Data source: Backyard

Description

SHO version of Lagoon Nebula, data acquired from June 17 to July 1.

This object is 17 degrees above the horizon from my backyard and it moves between two redwood trees and over the street light with constant low cloud from the ocean breeze after midnight.

SII : 81x360, Ha: 72x300, OIII: 60x300 bin2x2 total integrated time : 19 hours 6minutes

Data were pre-processed by Pixinsight Weighted Batch Pre-Process script and manually integrated and drizzle for each SHO frame. Processed SHO combined image with deconvolution and star de-emphasis. Photoshop and Lightroom enhance, dodge and burn, and output.

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Messier 8 (The Lagoon Nebula), 



    
        

            Jian Yuan Peng