Monday, 30 September 2013

Stunning photo of the Trifid Nebula, by Chris Marklew

The Trifid Nebula (NGC6514)
Chris explains:
It has been awhile since capturing data for a new image (~6months), but here it is, The Trifid Nebula (NGC6514).
Image details
Telescope: FSQ106EDXIII
Camera: SBIG STT-8300M
Composition: LRGB (152:45:40:40) bin L 1x1, RGB 2x2
Captured: 25, 27, and 29 September 2013 - Canberra
Astronomy.net says the following about the photo:
Your results are:(RA, Dec) center: (270.625564674, -22.996920876) degreesOrientation: 1.19352109615 deg E of NPixel scale: 2.10083867783 arcsec/pixelYour field contains:NGC 6531NGC 6514