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Observatory Parameters
May 27
Lat. 39.0, Lon. -77.5
Clouds: Seeing:
Waxing Gibbous
18:35 04:54
M8-The Lagoon Nebula This photo was a stack of lights and darks only. I had to cut short because of a windstorm. The rush to get started also caused me to shoot without the MPCC which resulted in some rather bad coma which I had to crop ot of the final image. Shot with a DIY camera cooler, Gary Honis design. Frames: 20x110" Location: Rodeo, Rodeo, NM, United States
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Lagoon Nebula, Astrophotography by allen456


  • Imaging telescope / lens: Meade SN-8
  • Imaging camera: Canon 550D (T2i)
  • Mount: Takahashi EM200
  • Guiding telescope / lens: 80mm Short Tube
  • Guiding camera: Orion StarShoot
  • Processed with: Photoshop CS3
    Software Bisque TheSky6
    PHD guiding
    MLUnsold Digital Imaging Images Plus 5.
    O'Telescope BackyardEOS

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Spatial Info

  • Image Size: 3,165 x 2,182 pixels
  • Image Scale: 1.088 arcsec / pixel
  • Visual Field: 0º 57' 24''
  • RA Center: 18h 04m 07s
  • DEC Center: -24º 18' 29''
  • Orientation: -171.105 degrees E of N

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