Friday, August 1, 2014

Trifid Nebula

The Trifid Nebula is located in the constellation Sagittarius located approximately 5200 light years away.  It's a star forming region with numerous dark dust lanes creating lots of dark filaments. 

Trifid Nebula
(L)10min X 12
(R) 10min X 4
(G) 10min X 4
(B) 10min X 4
Camera: QSI683wsg at F/7
Telescope: 11" Edge HD
Mount: Celestron CGE Pro
Location: Lubbock, TX
Dates: Early morning, July 25 and 26, 2014.  Imaged over several nights.
Captured with Nebulosity and guided with PHD guiding.
Processed with MaxIm DL 5 and photoshop.