Hemisphere:  Southern  ·  Constellation: Sagittarius (Sgr)  ·  Contains:  M 20  ·  M 21  ·  NGC 6514  ·  NGC 6531  ·  Trifid nebula
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M20...The Trifid Nebula, 



    
        

            Ray Heinle
M20...The Trifid Nebula
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M20...The Trifid Nebula

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M20...The Trifid Nebula, 



    
        

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M20...The Trifid Nebula
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M20...The Trifid Nebula

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Imaging telescopes or lenses: Explore Scientific 152 mm Comet Hunter Newt-Mak

Imaging cameras: QHYCCD QHY8

Mounts: iOptron IEQ45

Guiding telescopes or lenses: Meade 50 mm Finder

Guiding cameras: Orion SSAG

Software: PHD guiding  ·  PixInsight  ·  Nebulosity 3  ·  Deep Sky Stacker

Filters: Baader Planetarium IR UV Cut for front of camera nosepiece

Accessory: Nylon fish line for diffraction spikes


Dates:May 30, 2014

Frames: 7x300" (35')

Integration: 35'

Avg. Moon age: 1.64 days

Avg. Moon phase: 3.03%


Basic astrometry details

Astrometry.net job: 293746

RA center: 18h 2' 44"

DEC center: -22° 54' 10"

Pixel scale: 2.181 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: -17.524 degrees

Field radius: 0.690 degrees


Resolution: 1820x1368

Locations: Picketpost Trailhead, Near Superior, AZ, Arizona, United States

Data source: Traveller

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M20...The Trifid Nebula, 



    
        

            Ray Heinle