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      ​                                       Sagittarius Triplet - M20 Trifid, M8 Lagoon, NGC6559

     Widefield image of three stellar nurseries, M20 - Trifid Nebula close to the top, M8 - Lagoon Nebula at the bottom and NGC6559 to the left. Located in constellation of Sagittarius and about 5000 light years away from us. All three of them have distinctive red colors of emission nebula, caused by glowing hydrogen gas. The distinctive blue colors of the Trifid nebula are caused by the dust reflecting starlight of nearby stars. Millions of stars, that are jam-packed in this central area of our Milky Way galaxy, creating unbelievable and colorful view.


Technical Info:

Optics :          Takahashi FSQ106-EDX4 @ F3 @ 320 mm (F3RD)

Camera :        Canon 600D Modded Cooled 

Filters :          None

Mount :          NEQ-6 Pro (Self Hypertuned/Belt Mod)​

Guiding:         Stellarvue F50 + SX Lodestar X2  

Acquisition :    Sequence Generator Pro (3.1.0) 

Exposure :      72 x 300     6 Hours 00 Minutes


                      Total Exposure: 6 Hours 00 Minutes

​Processing :    PixInsight 1.8.8-5

Date:             16-17.07.2020

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