M20 - The Trifid Nebula

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M20 - The Trifid Nebula
Object: M20 - The Trifid Nebula

Date: July 16, 2002

Exposure: 1x 60 Min

Film: Kodak Royal Gold 400

Equipement: 10" f/10 Meade LX6 OTA w/Lumicon GEG with focal reducer at f/7.5 position

Guide Scope: ST-4 autoguider (A0 - A1's)

Hardware & Software: HP S20xi film scanner. The images were color corrected, processed, and cropped using Picture Window and then digitally stacked using Registar.

Info: M20, is also called the `Trifid Nebula'. I am fairly sure that the RG400 film used for this image was either processed poorly or was bad. The negatives from this roll were not very dense and the capture for this 1 hour exposure not as deep as the mag 6.5 skies would suggest. Other images from the same roll had the same issues.

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Updated: 09/16/02 11:32:33 AM