M20 - Trifid Nebula
There's something about the combination of both pink and blue colors from a single nebula that I find really interesting. This is the Trifid Nebula (aka M20) located in the Sagittarius Constellation near the core of our Milky Way galaxy.
For years shooting with a dslr camera, I saw this nebula appear really small against the vast Milky Way core. Now that I'm using telescopes and I can capture the rgb colors independently, the results are very different. With about two hours of total capture time using iTelescope's T32 wide deep field telescope based at the Siding Spring Observatory in Australia, I shot 24 images (over 3 separate nights of shooting) before processing them with Astro Pixel Processor and Photoshop.
• Telescope Optics
• T32 Wide Deep Field
• Planewave 17" CDK
• Focal Length: 2912mm
• Model: FLI Proline 16803
• Pixel Array: 4096 x 4096 (16 Megapixels)
• Service: iTelescope.net
• Luminance: 5 minutes x 6, bin 1
• Red: 5 minutes x 6 images, bin 2
• Green: 5 minutes x 6 images, bin 2
• Blue: 5 minutes x 6 images, bin 2
April 24th, 2021
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