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The Trifid Nebula and Lagoon Nebula



Object The Trifid Nebula, M20 (center left),  and The Lagoon Nebula, M8 (bottom right), with open star cluster M21 (upper left) in Sagittarius
Telescope (Photo) Celestron 8" EdgeHD SCT OTA with Hyperstar @ f/1.8 on on Losmandy G-11 Mount
Telescope (Guiding) Astro-Tech 72mm Refractor @ f/15 on Losmandy G11 Mount 
Camera (Photo) Starlight Xpress SX26C One-Shot Color CCD Camera using ImagesPlus 6.0 Camera Control 
Camera (Guiding) Starlight Xpress Lodestar w/PHD Guiding
Exposure Detail Excluded-average combination of 21 images at 180 seconds each; RAW file conversion, full calibration (bias, flat, dark, and flat dark), and initial image processing using ImagesPlus 6.5; final image processing using PaintShop Pro 8
Location Cincinnati Astronomical Society's Dark-Sky Site (Adams County, Ohio) (N38.876, W83.464)
Date 07/13/10