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Observation by Grant Privett: Lagoon Nebula

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Grant Privett

Observer

Grant Privett

Observed

2021 Jun 10 - 02:00

Uploaded

2021 Jun 21 - 08:26

Objects

NGC6530

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Constellation

Sagittarius

Field centre

RA: 18h04m
Dec: -24°20'
Position angle: +36°31'

Field size

0°42' × 0°34'

Equipment
  • SkyWatcher f/5 114mm Newtonian
  • NEQ6 with Rowan
  • Starlight Xpress Lodestar
Exposure

27x30s

Location

Broad Chalke

Target name

Lagoon Nebula

Title

Lagoon Nebula

About this image

This object just scrapes along my southern horizon for a short period every night. Was pleased to get so much data in just 13 minutes. Should revisit sometime, perhaps well before the sky starts getting bright for the dawn. Threw away lots of frames where the sky background count was creeping up.

This is from the images pre-meridian flip, the images afterward were really blobby. Note to self: always refocus after a meridian flip - especially with a guidescope that has a duff focuser. I should know it by rote already but at 02:00 I'm not my sparkling best.

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