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If anyone is up imaging in the early hours of Saturday morning, check out this webcast from our Sky-Watcher friends in the USA on the Esprits.

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Trifid Nebula by Kat Miller 🤩

Kat says:
I took this on the 23.08 during my scopes maiden voyage.
Not a lot of data recorded as I was just happy to finally have it aligned and was exploring mostly.
I definitely want to return to this interesting night sky jewel..

Info:
The Trifid Nebula is an H II region located in Sagittarius. It was discovered by Charles Messier on June 5, 1764. Its name means 'divided into three lobes'. The object is an unusual combination of an open cluster of stars; an emission nebula, a reflection nebula and a dark nebula. Via Wikipedia

Distance to Earth: 5,200 light years
Radius: 21 light years
Magnitude: 6.3
Coordinates: RA 18h 2m 23s Dec -23° 1′ 48″
Apparent dimensions (V): 28 arcmins
Apparent magnitude (V): 6.3

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Saxon Eq6
Skywatcher Reflector
Nikon D750 unmodified
5mins.30sec total exposure time
Deepsky Stacker
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APT
Stellarium
Lightroom
Topaz labs

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"Together Alone" - Casey Flynn Photography
Tracked with the Star Adventurer

Casey says: Feels like forever I’ve been waiting for the lesser photographed side of the Milky Way to start rising in the east and put my modded cam to work and capture all the red nebula around this part of town.

Managed to cram a couple stray planets in there with Mars over on the far left and Venus rising around the centre 👽

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Godward Photography out with the Star Adventurer kit!

What an amazing location!

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