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Lagoon in HST colors

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Imaging telescope or lens: Takahashi FSQ106ED

Imaging camera: Alta U8300

Mount: CGEM

Guiding telescope or lens: Takahashi FS60-CB

Guiding camera: Atik 16IC

Software: PixInsight 1.8StratonMaximDL 5Adobe Photoshop CS5

Filters: Ha 5nmOIII 5nmSII 5nm

Accessory: Atik EFW2 Filter Wheel

Resolution: 3316x2494

Dates: June 30, 2013

Frames: 4x600"

Integration: 0.7 hours

Avg. Moon age: 21.93 days

Avg. Moon phase: 52.28%

Astrometry.net job: 192153

Locations: Observatoire personnel, Vérossaz, Valais, Switzerland

Description

Lagoon Nebula - M8 - LRGB composition - Hubble palette (SII:H-a:OIII)

Captured 06/30/2013 with Takahashi FSQ106ED @f/5 530mm focal length with Apogee Alta U8300 monochrome and Astrodon H-a, SII, and OIII 5nm narrowband filters.

5 x 600s H-a unbinned = 50m
5 x 600s OIII unbinned = 50m
4 x 600s SII unbinned = 40m

Total exposure time 2h10

Software: MaximDL to capture - CCDStack to calibrate, register, normalize, data reject and combine - Photoshop CS5 and PixInsight for color combine and non-linear streching.

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David Lindemann
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Lagoon in HST colors, David Lindemann