M 08

M 08, M 20 – Lagoon and Trifid Nebulae

Date: 14.10.2012 and 15.10.2012
Location: Crisopolis, Brazil

Telescope: FSQ-106EDX f/5
Mount: ASA DDM60
Guiding: no guider
Camera: SXVF-M25C
Filter: IDAS LPS

Software: MaximDL 5
FOV, Image scale: 153 x 101 arcmin, 3.03 arcs/pixel
Sub-exposures: 2h 5min (25 x 5 min) light frames,
Calibration: flats and bias, no darks

MaximDL: Calibration, registering, SDMask stacking
Images Plus 3.75: DDP
CS5: Small levels adjustments, sharpening of dark lanes

Object very low on horizon between 14° and 33° altitude, so seeing was not ideal. Fantastic dark site in the farm from my brother in Northeast of Brazil.

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