Hemisphere:  Southern  ·  Constellation: Sagittarius (Sgr)  ·  Contains:  Lagoon Nebula  ·  M 8  ·  NGC 6523  ·  NGC 6526  ·  NGC 6530  ·  The star 7Sgr  ·  The star 9Sgr
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Blue Lagoon ...M8 in SHO

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Imaging telescopes or lenses: APM LZOS 130/780

Imaging cameras: ZWO ASI294MM Pro

Mounts: iOptron CEM70

Guiding telescopes or lenses: PrimaLuceLab 240mm guide scope

Guiding cameras: zwo asi224 mc

Focal reducers: Riccardi RIRED-M63

Software: Aries Production astro pixel processor  ·  Photoshop CC  ·  StarTools 1.7

Filters: Antlia SII 3.5nm  ·  Antlia 3.5nm Ha  ·  Antlia 3.5nm OIII

Accessory: ZWO EAF Focuser  ·  ZWO EFW 36mm  ·  PrimaLuceLab ECCO ECCO  ·  PRIMALUCE LAB Eagle 3s


Dates:May 13, 2021

Frames: 120x300" (10h)

Integration: 10h

Avg. Moon age: 1.52 days

Avg. Moon phase: 2.60%


Basic astrometry details

Astrometry.net job: 4501762

RA center: 18h 4' 37"

DEC center: -24° 14' 28"

Pixel scale: 1.616 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 177.079 degrees

Field radius: 1.104 degrees


Resolution: 4057x2780

Data source: Backyard

Description

Collected this over three half nights more as a filler target with most of the earlier evening imaging the Whirling Dervish nebula. That one (Whirling Dervish) is proving a tough target to process even with 15+ hours, so have gone ahead and processed what I have with this much brighter nebula (Lagoon).

10 hours of 300s exposures.

Stacked in APP into Ha, OIII and SII channel and recombined and processed in Startools.

It's nice to have plenty of signal to really push an image :-)

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Description: toning down highlights to bring out a little more detail in the central areas

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