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M8 Lagoon Nebula, 


            Chuck Manges
M8 Lagoon Nebula
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M8 Lagoon Nebula

Technical card

Imaging telescopes or lenses: Celestron C1100 Edge HD + Hyperstar  ·  Astro-Tech AT65EDQ 65mm f/6.5 ED quadruplet #2

Imaging cameras: QHY CCD QHY 128C  ·  QHY163M

Mounts: Orion HDX110

Guiding telescopes or lenses: Orion 50mm deluxe guidescope

Guiding cameras: QHYCCD QHY5-III 290M

Focal reducers: Starzona Hyperstar

Software: Main Sequence Software SGPro  ·  Adobe Photoshop CS6  ·  APT - Astro Photography Tool  ·  Metaguide 5.2.0

Filters: Optolong 2" LUM

Dates:June 20, 2020

8x300" -20C bin 1x1
Optolong 2" LUM: 50x30" -20C bin 1x1

Integration: 1.1 hours

Darks: ~20

Bias: ~50

Avg. Moon age: 28.77 days

Avg. Moon phase: 0.66%

Bortle Dark-Sky Scale: 4.00

Basic astrometry details

Astrometry.net job: 3623480

RA center: 18h 3' 35"

DEC center: -24° 21' 0"

Pixel scale: 1.446 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 174.050 degrees

Field radius: 1.145 degrees

Resolution: 4576x3404

Data source: Backyard


2 Cameras, 2 Telescopes

Camera: QHY163M
Telescope: 11" Celestron Edge HD w/V4 Hyperstar
Mount: Orion HDX-110

Optolong LUM filter: 50x30sec

Telescope: Astrotech AT65EDQ
Mount: Piggybacked on Setup#1


RGB image: https://flic.kr/p/2jeiJdi

Images processed in PixInsight, combined and tweaked in PS2020. Qhy 128 OSC data cropped and combined with QHY163M Luminance data