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Trifid from Vicuna, Chile

Started by RolandC, 07/13/2004 01:29PM
Posted 07/13/2004 01:29PM Opening Post
Hi all,

This image was taken by Stefan Seip from his trip last year to Chile, where he was guest of Daniel Verschatse at his new amateur Astronomy Inn. Stefan sent me the raw files taken with his ST2000 camera and 155EDF refractor to have me do some image processing for him. I finally got around to finishing it, and here is the result.


Data for the picture:
Object: M 20
Name: Trifid Nebula in Sagittarius
Date + Time: Sep 2, 2003 / 2:00 - 6:10 UT
Location: Vicuña, Chile
Optics: Astro-Physics 155mm f/7
Camera: SBIG ST-2000XM with CFW-8A
Exposure Time(s): L: 5x 15 minutes (1x1 binning), RGB: 9x 5 minutes (2x2
binning) each color
Mount: Astro-Physics 900 GTO
Guiding: Self-guiding
Made by: Stefan Seip

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Posted 07/13/2004 01:40PM #1
Man, that is a nice shot, thanks for sharing it.

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Posted 07/13/2004 01:42PM #2
Holy Toledo! 8O
(Picking up jaw from floor)

Fantastic image, Roland! I can even see the jet from that Hubble image!

Well done!
Posted 07/13/2004 01:59PM #3
Wow, this image clearly shows the white "pinnacle" of material associated with the globule seen in Hubble images!
Posted 07/13/2004 02:17PM #4

Just a super image.

Larry Citro
Posted 07/13/2004 02:42PM #5
Here is an image of just the luminance portion to show the extent of the nebula.


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Posted 07/14/2004 06:18AM | Edited 07/14/2004 06:19AM #6
Excellent shots gentlemen!
Beautiful color, contrast & detail...

Thank you for sharing,


Stefan, hope you don't mind me setting it as my PC background image... wink

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Posted 07/16/2004 12:51AM #7
Wow! What a great image of this familar nebula.