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Uploaded 21-Aug-10
Taken 12-Jul-09
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Categories & Keywords

Subcategory:Night Sky
Subcategory Detail:
Keywords:Lagoon, M20, M8, Nebula, Trifid
Photo Info

Dimensions3600 x 2400
Original file size5.73 MB
Image typeJPEG
Color spaceUncalibrated
Date taken12-Jul-09 14:51
Date modified21-Aug-10 14:55
Shooting Conditions

Camera makeNikon
Camera modelD80
ISO speedISO 1600
M20 Trifid & M8 Lagoon Nebula Widefield 2009

M20 Trifid & M8 Lagoon Nebula Widefield 2009

About these Objects:

This is a "widefield" picture of the Sagitarius region showing the Trifid Nebula (upper Right) and the Lagoon Nebula (Lower Left).

About this Photo:

Location: From my backyard in Georgetown, Texas
Telescope: Orion ED80 @ F7.5
Mount: HEQ-5
Guiding: Orion StarShoot AutoGuider / Orion ST80
Camera: Canon 40D Modified
Exposure: 64 x 60 sec @ ISO 1600 (64 min.)
Acquisition: ImagesPlus 3.75 Camera Control
Processing: Deep Sky Stacker – Darks,Flats,Bias
Post-processing: Adobe Photoshop CS3;
Date(s): July 12, 2009
Temperature(s): 90-75º F
Comments: No Filters; lots of skyglow as moon rising