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albert poncedeleon

Location of Photo:

Carbondale, IL

Date/Time of photo:

09-09-10 10:30 pm


127 triplet refractor (Ex-Scie), zwo533mc camera and ioptron goto mount.


As with the M16 and M8, this image was taken with less than 12 minutes of exposure and stacked live in sharpcap. Gain 220, 8 seconds exposures. The Trifid always plays second fiddle to the Lagoon. But it is an amazing nebula with so many features. Dark clouds of dust and ice, a central nebula and a companion reflection nebula. I do not process in pixinsight or any other software. I only use adobe elements and the image cleaning software that comes with MS. Clear skies to all.