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The Lagoon Nebula (M8- NGC 6523), 



    
        

            Antonio Bonanno
The Lagoon Nebula (M8- NGC 6523)
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The Lagoon Nebula (M8- NGC 6523)

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Imaging telescopes or lenses: Skywatcher ED80

Imaging cameras: Canon EOS EOS 350D ACF

Mounts: SkyWatcher EQ6 SynScan

Guiding telescopes or lenses: ORION 80 MM SHORT TUBE

Guiding cameras: MEADE DSI I Color

Focal reducers: William Optics FF/FR 0.8x Tipo II

Software: Astroplace.net Astro Photography Tool v2.43  ·  PHD Guiding  ·  PixInsight 1.8

Filters: Astronomik CLS clip-filter

Accessory: Autocostruito Moto Focuser


Dates:July 20, 2009

Frames: 12x240" ISO800

Integration: 0.8 hours

Darks: ~12

Flats: ~12

Flat darks: ~12

Bias: ~12

Avg. Moon age: 27.64 days

Avg. Moon phase: 3.97%

Bortle Dark-Sky Scale: 6.00


Basic astrometry details

Astrometry.net job: 209191

RA center: 18h 4' 43"

DEC center: -24° 1' 22"

Pixel scale: 2.756 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 95.386 degrees

Field radius: 1.598 degrees


Resolution: 3474x2314

Locations: Home, Pomezia, Roma, Italy

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The Lagoon Nebula (M8- NGC 6523), 



    
        

            Antonio Bonanno