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Contains:  NGC 6530, M 8, Lagoon nebula, Hourglass nebula, NGC 6523, NGC 6526, The star 9Sgr, The star 7Sgr
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M-8 Lagoon Nebula, 





    
        

            Ray Morris
M-8 Lagoon Nebula

M-8 Lagoon Nebula

Technical card

Imaging telescope or lens:CELESTRON 8

Imaging camera:Canon DSLR EOS 60da

Mount:CGEM

Guiding telescope or lens:Orion 80mm Short Tube

Guiding camera:Celestron NexGuide

Focal reducer:Starizona SCT Corrector f/7.5

Software:Adobe Photoshop CS3

Resolution: 4999x3351

Dates:April 6, 2014

Frames: 3x180" ISO3200

Integration: 0.1 hours

Darks: ~5

Avg. Moon age: 6.61 days

Avg. Moon phase: 41.87%

Astrometry.net job: 2990803

RA center: 18h 3' 42"

DEC center: -24° 22' 12"

Pixel scale: 0.545 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 84.550 degrees

Field radius: 0.456

Locations: Douglas Springs Trailhead, Tucson, AZ, Tucson, Arizona, United States

Data source: Backyard

Description

This is only 3 lights with 5 darks. Just wanted to see what I could get in a short exposure. Processed using Scott Rosen's incredible method that can be found here:

http://www.astronomersdoitinthedark.com/dslr_llrgb_tutorial.php

Oh yeah, If you noticed the date, I found the data in a folder on my drive I keep ALL the data I ever collected. Figured I'd go ahead and play with it.

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Ray Morris
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M-8 Lagoon Nebula, 





    
        

            Ray Morris