Sunday, May 28, 2017

M8 - The Lagoon Nebula with NGC6544 27-May-2017

This is the UNreduced version (no focal reducer) using the ES 102ED FCD100 which incorporates Hoya glass.

Distance 4,100ly, in Sagittarius (per

Telescope configuration: Explore Scientific ED102 FCD-100 Air-Spaced Triplet with no focal reducer (baseline for future comparisons (fl=714mm, f/7.0).
Camera: Nikon D5300a (IR-modified). Exposure data: 4 - 300 second exposures at IS400.

Image capture scale: 1.15 arc-seconds/pixel (i.e., un-binned). Field of view = 1° 55' 30" x 1° 17' 06". Image capture using TSXPro Camera Add On (Software Bisque) via BackyardNikon.

Mount: Celestron AVX German equatorial mount (HyperTuned by Deep Space Products), unguided.

Post processing: ImagesPlus 6.5: NEF conversion and calibration, alignment, stacking/combining using 0 dark frames, a 9 bias frame master and 0 flat frames, DDP; Hue, Saturation; Luminance (HSL) in ImagesPlus Image Processing 6.5.
One pass unsharp mask in ThumbsPlus.

No cropping; resized to 50pct. Final image scale/resolution 2.30 as/p.


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