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Lagoon and Trifid, Once More

M 8 and M 20

July 25nd, 2017

In the heart of the Milky Way lies the Lagoon and Trifid, Messier 8 and 20. The Lagoon (right) is a large area of pink hydrogen emission, visible with the naked eye on summer nights and easily observable with binoculars. The Trifid, named for it’s lobed appearance, consists of a pink hydrogen area, criss-crossed by dark dust and surrounded by blue gas reflecting the young stars in the area. Messier 21 is the young open cluster on the left.

Capture Details:

Captured on: July 22nd, 2017

Gear:
Canon 200mm F/2.8L w/ 2x, 400mm F/7.1
ZWO ASI 1600mm-C
ZWO EFW-8
ZWO filters
iOptron ZEQ25gt
Orion SSAG

Acquisition:

Luminance: Astronomik CLS CCD filter (1.25″), 40x60s, -10C, Unity Gain
Red: ZWO Red filter(1.25″), 20x60s, -10C, Unity Gain
Green: ZWO Green filter(1.25″), 20x60s, -10C, Unity Gain
Blue: ZWO Blue filter(1.25″), 20x60s, -10C, Unity Gain

Total Aquisition of 1hr and 40min

Software:
PS, DSS, PHD2, SGP

Thanks for looking!