Hemisphere:  Southern  ·  Contains:  B85  ·  M 20  ·  M20  ·  NGC 6514  ·  Trifid Nebula  ·  Trifid nebula
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M20 - Trifid Nebula, 



    
        

            Paul Ricker
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M20 - Trifid Nebula

Imaging telescopes or lenses: Astro-Tech AT8RC

Imaging cameras: ZWO ASI183MM-Pro

Mounts: iOptron iEQ45 Pro

Guiding telescopes or lenses: Astro-Tech AT8RC

Guiding cameras: QHYCCD QHY5-III 178M

Software: PhD2  ·  StarTools  ·  Deep Sky Stacker (DSS)  ·  Photoshop CC  ·  Astro Photography Tool - APT Astro Photography Tool

Filters: ZWO new B  ·  ZWO new G  ·  ZWO new R  ·  ZWO new L

Accessory: ZWO EAF  ·  ZWO EFW Mini  ·  Teleskop Service TSFLIP Flip Mirror and Off Axis Guiding System


Dates:Aug. 21, 2020

Frames:
ZWO new B: 1x300" (gain: 100.00) -5C bin 2x2
ZWO new B: 1x60" (gain: 100.00) -5C bin 2x2
ZWO new G: 2x300" (gain: 100.00) -5C bin 2x2
ZWO new G: 1x60" (gain: 100.00) -5C bin 2x2
ZWO new L: 2x300" (gain: 100.00) -5C bin 2x2
ZWO new L: 2x60" (gain: 100.00) -5C bin 2x2
ZWO new R: 2x300" (gain: 100.00) -5C bin 2x2
ZWO new R: 1x60" (gain: 100.00) -5C bin 2x2

Integration: 0.7 hours

Darks: ~48

Avg. Moon age: 2.70 days

Avg. Moon phase: 8.02%

Bortle Dark-Sky Scale: 4.00


Astrometry.net job: 3916909

RA center: 18h 2' 26"

DEC center: -22° 57' 37"

Pixel scale: 0.614 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 109.225 degrees

Field radius: 0.276 degrees


Resolution: 2696x1786

Locations: Champaign-Urbana Astronomical Society dark site, Champaign, IL, United States

Data source: Traveller

Description

M20, the Trifid Nebula. I love the Trifid for the obvious colors, but also the nice dust lanes and globules and what looks like a V-shaped bow shock feature in the emission part of the nebula.

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M20 - Trifid Nebula, 



    
        

            Paul Ricker