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M20 added to Summer Mosaic Project

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My Summer Astrophotography Mosaic Project

M8 Lagoon Nebula and M20 Trifid Nebula in Sagittarius Mosaic by Trevor Jones
Above: M20 and M8: Imaged Friday, June 14, 2013 & July 13, 2013
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!

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!


The Trifid Nebula in Sagittarius

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