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Date: 03/05/2019

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Name: Tifid Nebula - M20

In a physical sense, M20, the threefold or Trifid Nebula, rather consists of two components: the round central H-II region, glowing in red Ha light, is surrounded by the blue halo of a reflection nebula.

 

This imagine was taken whilst at Watson's Way Country Stay which is N/E of Mukinbudin in Western Australia. 

 

 

Location: Watson's Way - Mukinbudin Stacking Mode:  Mosaic
Camera: Canon 40D - LP Filter Removed Alignment Method:  Automatic
Optics: Skywatcher ED80. Stacking Mode:  Mosaic
Exposure: 1600 ASA -  53 x 5 Minutes RGB BKG Cal:  Yes
Total Exposure:  265 Minutes. Per Channel Cal:  Yes
Guiding: DSI on Mead LX200R. Method:  Median Kappa-Sigma K=2/I=5
Filter: Astronomik UV-IR Block Darks:  No
Focus: Bahtinov Mask Flat:  No
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RA (J2000):   18 h   2.6 Min Levels, Colour Balance, Curves, Saturation Scaling, jpeg Conversion.
DEC (J2000):  - 23 Deg 2 Min
Constellation:  Sagittarius
Distance:  2,660 Light Years