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M8 Lagoon Nebula

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M8 Lagoon Nebula & M20 Trifid Nebula in Sagittarius
Date June 30 & July 1, 2008
Exposure LRGB 90:12:12:12 (unbinned)
Camera STL11000M with Astronomik filters
Telescope Takahashi FSQ 106N f/5 on Losmandy G11 w/Gemini
Guiding Remote guide head w/ E-finder
Processing MaximDL, PhotoshopCS3, FITS Liberator, GradientXterminator
Comments Moderate seeing, warm

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M8 Lagoon Nebula in Sagittarius
Date July 5 & 6, 2006
Exposure SIIHαOIII 90:90:80
Camera ST2000XM with Astrodon/Schuler filters
Telescope Takahashi Sky90 f/4.5 on Losmandy G11 w/Gemini
Guiding Self-guided
Processing MaximDL, PhotoshopCS2, FITS Liberator
Comments Mild, gibbous moon high in the sky 

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M8 Lagoon Nebula in Sagittarius
Date 7/17 and 7/18/2004
Exposure HaLRGB 40:48:15:10:15  (Ha+R 50/50 used for Ha and Red channels)
Camera SXV-H9 w/ Schuler filters
Telescope Takahashi FC-76 f/8
Guiding ST-4 guided on GM-8
Processing AIP4Win, Photoshop
Comments Hot and humid, seeing fairly steady but with poor transparency