Lagoon and Trifid, Widefield
April 6, 2017
Took this at about 5 in the morning while falling asleep and only later realized that I missed focus. So that’s why it looks funny when you zoom in.
In the center of the milky way lies the second brightest nebula in the northern hemisphere, the lagoon nebula (on the right). In a small telescope it looks like a cloud with a small cluster surfing on it, but through a camera you can extract amazing detail from it and the surrounding region. The trifid nebula (left) is smaller and more intricate, composed of a emission nebula and a reflection nebula wrapped into one. Charles messier cataloged these as M 8 and M 20.
Captured on: April 1st, 2017
RGB – 1hr, ISO 400, F/3.5, 300s
Lum – 1hr, ISO 800, F/3.5, 300s
Canon 200mm F/2.8L (2)
Canon 350D (modded)
Astronomik CLS clip filter
Canon 450D (monochrome)
PS, DSS, Carboni’s Tools, Gradient Xterminator, PHD 2, PS, BYEOS
Thanks for looking!