BBC Sky at Night Magazine

The Lagoon and Trifid Nebulae


Davide Mancini, Perth, Australia, 25 June 2020

Davide says: “I’ve always wanted to get

M8 and M20 together in the same frame, and when I got my new wide-field rig I was able to do it. I wanted to keep the image as natural as possible, so I waited for the new Moon and shot a straight RGB without any filters. Acquiring the data was easy, but the challenge was in the post-processing, trying to get as much detail without saturating the stars.”

Equipment: ZWO ASI 2600MC Pro camera, SharpStar 150mm f/2.8 Newtonian, Sky-Watcher HEQ5 mount Exposure: 96 x 300” Software: SGPro, PixInsight

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