Monday, August 17, 2015

M8 Lagoon Nebula and M20 Trifid Nebula

Taken two nights ago, utilizing a new field flattener I purchased from Orion Telescopes. This image is the full frame image with no cropping, which shows a great flat image end-to-end.

The image quality is okay. I was shooting into the border area between dark sky and a big light dome. Some more data with better focus will improve this a fair bit.

Imaging scope: Astrotelescopes 80mm ED refractor
Imaging camera: Nikon D7000
Guiding scope: William Optics 66mm Petzval refractor
Guiding camera: Orion Star Shoot Autoguider
Mount: Celestron CGEM
Light Frames: 6*6 mins @ ISO1250
Dark frames: 3*6 mins
Processed in Deep Sky Stacker, GIMP, Neat Image and Snapseed.


Polaris B said...

Nice capture, Phil. Such a big, wide field. Wish I had the southern view to image M8 whenever I wanted. I never tire of it.

Phil said...

Thanks, Polaris! Happy with the field flattener. Now the WX needs to cooperate so I can get out more. Grrr.