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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The Lagoon Nebula (M8), 



    
        

            Josh Woodward
The Lagoon Nebula (M8)
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The Lagoon Nebula (M8)

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The Lagoon Nebula (M8), 



    
        

            Josh Woodward
The Lagoon Nebula (M8)
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The Lagoon Nebula (M8)

Technical card

Imaging telescopes or lenses: Celestron C8 Starbright

Imaging cameras: Canon EOS 450D / Rebel XSi (Baader Modified)

Mounts: Orion (Synta) Atlas EQ-G

Guiding telescopes or lenses: Orion Mini 50mm Guidescope

Guiding cameras: Starshoot Autoguider

Focal reducers: Celestron Focal Reducer/Flattener x0.63

Software: PixInsight 1.8  ·  Annie's Astro Actions  ·  PHD2 Guiding  ·  Stellarium  ·  EQMOD  ·  Photoshop CS5  ·  StellariumScope  ·  Binary Rivers BackyardEOS v3

Filters: Astronomik Clip CLS CCD


Dates:May 23, 2014

Frames:Astronomik Clip CLS CCD: 3x600" (30') ISO800

Integration: 30'

Darks: ~20

Flats: ~12

Bias: ~100

Avg. Moon age: 24.21 days

Avg. Moon phase: 28.72%

Bortle Dark-Sky Scale: 5.00


Basic astrometry details

Astrometry.net job: 284149

RA center: 18h 3' 56"

DEC center: -24° 18' 7"

Pixel scale: 0.840 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 178.387 degrees

Field radius: 0.570 degrees


Resolution: 4068x2704

Locations: backyard, Chico, CA, United States

Description

My southwest view is blocked. So up at three it is. I managed to get three 10 minute exposures before dawn screwed it up.

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The Lagoon Nebula (M8), 



    
        

            Josh Woodward

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