The Trifid Nebula Revisited
July 6th, 2018
The Trifid nebula is one of my all time favorites. It’s bright, it’s in the heart of the milky way, and its diverse and colorful. It is also surrounded by nice dark and reflection nebulae and is accompanied by its own little open cluster, M 21. I have shot this object many times before but this time I wanted to really knock it out of the park, so this was shot at a bortle 5 site rather than my home (a bortle 9) and during a new moon. I’m pretty happy with the way it turned out and I think my star colors are pretty decent here.
Captured on: June 14th, 2018
AT6RC, 896mm @ F/5.9
ZWO ASI 1600mm-C
Skywatcher NEQ6 Pro
Luminance: Astronomik CLS filter(1.25″), 40x120s, -10C, 1×1 bin, Unity Gain
Red: ZWO Red filter(1.25″), 20x120s, -10C, 1×1 bin, Unity Gain
Green: ZWO Green filter(1.25″), 20x120s, -10C, 1×1 bin, Unity Gain
Blue: ZWO Blue filter(1.25″), 20x120s, -10C, 1×1 bin, Unity Gain
Total Acquisition of 3hrs, 20 minutes
PS, DSS, PHD2, SGP, EQMOD
Thanks for looking!