Hemisphere:  Southern  ·  Contains:  Lagoon Nebula  ·  M 8  ·  NGC 6523  ·  NGC 6526  ·  NGC 6530  ·  The star 7Sgr  ·  The star 9Sgr
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M8 Lagoon Nebula (new process version), 


            Toshiya Arai
M8 Lagoon Nebula (new process version)
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M8 Lagoon Nebula (new process version)

Technical card

Imaging telescopes or lenses: Takahashi Epsilon 180ED

Imaging cameras: QSI6120ws

Mounts: Vixen AXD

Guiding telescopes or lenses: Tomytec Pencil BORG

Guiding cameras: Starlight Xpress Superstar

Software: Adobe Photoship CC 2017  ·  MaximDL 6  ·  FlatAidePro

Dates:April 4, 2016April 5, 2016

Astrodon H-alpha 5nm: 4x600" -25C
Astrodon O3 5nm: 2x600" -25C
Astrodon True Balance E series II Red, Green, Blue: 9x300" -25C

Integration: 1.8 hours

Avg. Moon age: 26.68 days

Avg. Moon phase: 9.18%

Basic astrometry details

Astrometry.net job: 3435301

RA center: 18h 3' 56"

DEC center: -24° 17' 52"

Pixel scale: 1.492 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 356.399 degrees

Field radius: 1.024 degrees

Resolution: 4112x2742

Locations: Oborotaki, Yamatsuri-town, Fukushima, Japan

Data source: Traveller


The original image was taken in 2016.
I used an image processing tool that I deceloped and reprocessed the image from the begining.



Toshiya Arai
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M8 Lagoon Nebula (new process version), 


            Toshiya Arai