M8 with Canon 60Da

Here is a recent effort on M8 form our cottage. There are trees interfering with most of the exposure which limited the total exposure to 20 minutes.

Object The Lagoon Nebula (M8) RA 18:03:00 Dec +24:20:00
Exposure 20 minutes (10 X 2 Minutes)
ISO 1600
Camera Canon 60Da DSLR
Optics 200mm SkyWatcher f/5 Newtonian reflector with a Paracorr coma corrector for a total focal length of 1150mm
Location

Marion Bridge, Nova Scotia

Processing

Calibration, stacking, arcsin stretch followed by two iterations of masked curves Images Plus . Masked noise reduction , sharpening and contrast enhancement applied in Images plus. Contrast increased using contrast layers in Images Plus. Star colour boosted and overall saturation increased. Image binned and cropped for web display.

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