Updated: 6.13.04

The famous Trifid Nebula is a large and beautiful complex in the constellation of Sagittarius. Portions of it are reflective (left side) and emission (right side) with a nice transition region in between. The name arises from the prominent dark lanes on the emission side. The original raws from this M20 shot represented my first attempt at color processing in Maxim. The image shown is a reprocessed version.

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Image info:

12"LX200 on a Losmandy Titan Mount

Starlight Express

23x4 mins

f/5.3 (Optec FR)

Stacked and processed in Maxim (no darks and no flats)

guided with an STV on a piggybacked Sky90 refractor


Chiefland Star Party