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Last visit to M8 & M20, 


            Alberto Pisabarro
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Last visit to M8 & M20

Imaging telescopes or lenses: Sky-Watcher ED80 Pro Black-Diamond

Imaging cameras: Canon EOS 1000D / Rebel XS

Mounts: HEQ5

Guiding telescopes or lenses: EZG60

Guiding cameras: QHYCCD QHY5

Focal reducers: Orion 0.85x Reducer/Corrector

Software: Bahtinov Grabber  ·  PHD guiding  ·  Binary Rivers Backyard EOS

Filters: Astronomik CLS CCD clip in

Accessory: Lunatico Astronomia Seletek Armadillo 2  ·  Lunatico Astronomia Cintas calentadoras USB  ·  Xap Refrigeración Canon

Dates:Aug. 13, 2020Aug. 17, 2020

Frames:Astronomik CLS CCD clip in: 60x600" ISO800 6C

Integration: 10.0 hours

Darks: ~40

Flats: ~40

Bias: ~80

Avg. Moon age: 25.79 days

Avg. Moon phase: 18.12%

Bortle Dark-Sky Scale: 5.00

Astrometry.net job: 3849974

RA center: 18h 4' 15"

DEC center: -23° 46' 5"

Pixel scale: 2.252 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: -1.091 degrees

Field radius: 1.384 degrees

Resolution: 2427x3695

Locations: EL Patio de Mi madre (San Justo de la Vega), San justo de la vega, León, Spain

Data source: Backyard


This has been my last visit to this pair of nebulae, which I have to admit are the objects that I have photographed the most in these years of hobby.

The Laguna is an emission nebula, this nebula includes a few globules of Bok (clouds of gas and dust in the process of collapsing to form stars).
M20 The Trifid Nebula is a small emission nebula in the constellation Sagittarius. The nebula's name means "divided into three lobes," since the most prominent feature of this nebula is its three bright lobes separated by dark lines of dust.



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Last visit to M8 & M20, 


            Alberto Pisabarro