My Summer Astrophotography Mosaic Project
M8: 11 subs 5 Minutes Each totaling 55 Minutes
M20: 24 subs 6 Minutes Each totaling 2 Hours, 24 Minutes
|My summer mosaic project is coming along with the addition of the Trifid Nebula in Sagittarius. As usual, I have done a crummy job framing up my subject! I have now lost the Cat’s Paw Nebula in order to fill the frame.
The next chance I get, I will be shooting the Cat’s Paw Nebula area to fill in the gaps, and create a much wider field image. I had quite the difficult time aligning these images up, as I did it manually in photoshop. The hardest part was the fact that both objects were processed separately, under very different shooting conditions.
I now know the importance of framing the objects in my field, especially when planning a mosaic!